Before being unjustly hanged, Abbot John Hewitt places a malediction on Margaret Dymock, the newly born baby of reputed warlock, Einyon Dymock.
Eighty-four years later, and with their contract with the ‘Master’ about to expire, three witches battle each other for survival, and the only guarantee of success is the sacrificial deflowering of a virgin. Without conscience, the three hags set their sights on Lavinia Ashmore, a pretty maiden and the granddaughter of Margaret Dymock.
The village of Holton bears the brunt of the feuding forces, and then one of the witches renounces her former life. She goes into hiding, unaware that she has fallen under the protection of Abbot Hewitt, or more accurately, his ghost. But the prelate’s agenda is not strictly benevolent, for the man who hanged him, Einyon Dymock, is now a sex-crazed demonic entity.
Meanwhile, an obnoxious solicitor, Horace Twissleton, is determined to execute every witch in the area…even if he has to fabricate the evidence. His incompetence and zealousness spark a series of horrific and disastrous events, the ramifications of which are destined to endure for centuries.