For Claire, life is beginning to get back to normal. But remnants of the twenty-first spell rest within her and she finds she can literally breathe life into the dead. When her baby brother Matthew is snatched, Claire is convinced of the Doctor's involvement. What does he want in exchange for Matthew's safe return? Heavily pregnant Margrat is now on the run with Christophe, making a dangerous crossing to France on a smuggler's ship. But the sinister Doctor pursues them at every turn, desperate for the fulfilment of the prophecy that his unborn daughter can bring.