Beloved, the great and eternal enemy of the unicorns, has blasted her way into Luster by driving a tunnel though the Axis Mundi, the massive tree at the center of the world. Now all of Luster is in danger as the tree’s roots writhe in their death throes. Meanwhile, the Beloved’s Hunters are spreading through Luster, seeking unicorns to slay.
Amalia Flickerfoot, Queen of the Unicorns, has assembled the greatest gathering of unicorns in history, and is forging a desperate plan to stop Beloved. But even if the unicorns do manage to defeat Beloved, the world itself remains in danger.
In this stunning final volume, the threads of the story – the fates of Cara and her family, as well as Lightfoot, the Dimblethum, and all the other characters we’ve grown to love – come together in an epic conclusion filled with bravery, loss, hope, and heroism.