“Into the woods, And who can tell what’s waiting on the journey?” — Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim
Many strange things are afoot in Forest Park. Yuriko is being harassed by wolves during her runs thorugh the woods. Dillon encounters a goat-headed man shooting at a cop. And they all stumble upon a disturbing kidnapping involving a were-bear and inept cultists.
“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.” — The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Yuriko’s cousin Hana comes visiting from Japan and brings trouble with her. Dillon meets Tom’s new partner, Sabrina…who seems to be very interested in him. Meanwhile, the city is being wracked with unexplained earthquakes. Is the balance of power in Portland at stake?
“Sometimes, people can go missing right before our very eyes. Sometimes, people can discover you, even though they’ve been looking at you the entire time. Sometimes, we lose sight of ourselves when we’re not paying enough attention.” — Cecilia Ahearn
John Daymar is missing and its up to Dillon, Yuriko, and Nick to find him. Naturally, they get dragged into a case involving a mobster, his daughter, a vampire of the Black Court, and his Renfield. Meanwhile, Elder Eaglestaff is the target of a supernatural attack and Sabrina is brought into the fold.
“Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.” — Aleister Crowley
Dillon is drawn into a plot to recover a treasure being protected by his church and meets a very unusual new practitioner. Meanwhile, the appearance of Trevidian brings new complications to the investigation of the new moon murders…
“The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!” — Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
The gang starts hunting a ghoul in Mount Calvary cemetery while also looking into new evidence in the New Moon murder case. Nick begins to put together a Paranet branch in Portland, navigating the small town politics of the practitioner community. Angelica joins in the chase while also having trepidations about the search for the Shrouded One. Is the search finally over?
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”—Albert Camus
The New Moon Murderer is rescued from the police by another Sidhe and Dillon makes a alliance to act as a go-between for the Winter and Summer Courts to settle the matter. Will faerie politics crush the mortals beneath their weights? Meanwhile, the gang still has a necromancer to find and a book to protect…