With the world of Fae in chaos following Bo's explosive reunion with her mother, Bo must learn to "play the game" and navigate the inner workings of Faedom in order to protect those who have helped to protect her.
The hunt for the new Ash is on. Literally. A traditional Stag Hunt is held, whereby the candidate who successfully tracks and kills the Stag becomes the next Ash. Bo barely takes a passing interest in this ceremony until a surprise visitor with a vested interest in the hunt appears in her front room.
As Bo struggles to accept the new terms of her and Dyson's relationship, she investigates an apartment building whose tenants have seemingly gone insane. Meanwhile, Kenzie makes the dubious choice of employing a Brownie.
A mysterious death leads Bo into the world of Fae politics as she struggles to uncover the murderer before a civil war ensues. Kenzi agrees to help Hale with a family matter but it causes problems with her new boyfriend.
When an old boyfriend asks Kenzi for help, Bo inadvertently falls under the spell of a water Fae. Kenzi and Trick must rescue her from an accidental wedding that would keep her hitched for a thousand years.
In the wake of an emotional loss, Trick reveals one of his deepest secrets to Bo. Bo realizes that there is no turning back anymore and she must step up as the champion. She has to go to extremes to protect the Fae and the humans, even if that means aligning herself with a sworn enemy, to take on the battle that could change the future for the Fae and humans. Furthermore Dyson and Kenzie go to see the Norn to convince her to give Dyson back his love.