The sudden sinking of a Thames passenger craft with no survivors is seen simply as freak, unexplained accident. But when the male statues of London start crying blood and a choking fog descends causing a passenger plane to crash into the Thames Barrier, the country panics. Is London under a terrorist attack . . . or is something else at work? Professor Juliet Harrington suspects these unexplained incidents are related to ‘The Almanac of Forbidden Wisdom’, a book said to contain the most potent charms and curses. These events are referred to as The Auguries, which signal the world being out of balance. With each spell cast the world becomes more unstable, and Juliet is in a race against time to find who has the book and how to counteract the spells before it is too late.