Wallace may have left Africa behind, but he hasn’t escaped his past—or his strange plight. The past comes calling when a British civil servant, well aware of Wallace’s crimes, offers him a devil’s bargain: kill a man for queen and country in order to strengthen the Crown’s hold on the region, and buy himself his freedom. The predicament? The tenacious witch Naïsha, who forced a lion’s soul into his own. She’s crossed the Red Sea after him, hot on his heels. But she becomes the least of Wallace’s worries when her master, a far more powerful sorcerer, turns out to want them both.