Merryn has a problem, she has been sent by the Adapts to steal The Book of Shadows and bring it back home. Unnamed has tested, and nudged at the rune bonds for centuries, the fools thought that he was asleep and rendered harmless. They were wrong. The runes spells that bind him with the book shatter and with no physical body he merges with hers. Terrified, she races back home holding on to the slim hope that the Adapts can separate them.