When a gang of witches plan a heist, don't worry about your purses and treasuries. Guard your souls. Qala lost everything when the empire discovered what she was: her power, her family, a friendship on the blade edge of something more... As an Earthwitch, she was born with the ability to produce a magical clay so valuable smaller kings beggared their states for just a cask of it. Dragged out of her adoptive home, chained up at sea for two years, and bled every day for the priceless magic in her soul, she's had plenty of time to plot revenge. But before she can dismantle the empire that filled its treasury with her blood, she must gather up her broken family. One by one, she must face every ghost she created when her mistake shattered every one of their lives. A... weird dark fantasy full of QPOC witches, nonbinary heroes, and a gay antagonist love interest.