When hopeless romantic Yard Scotland wishes that Emerald Lake loved him, his wish is granted, but not in the way he expected. Kolunia, Queen of Wishes, causes Emerald to love Yard to the point of obsession. Emerald might say she loves Yard now, but she wants to tie their lives together through death.
Aberdeen Scotland, learning to deal with her own magical ability, urges John Mazentius to rid Emerald of her curse before she can carry out her plot to kill Yard. John is reluctant to help Yard, but he discovers a motive for getting close to Emerald. He wants to use her to find out what plans an old acquaintance has, one who’s had it out for John since the two parted ways over a decade earlier.