:((((( poor Magda. And Samuel.This little novella gives another insight into the curse that is the center of this series. Magda is a witch, destined to lose her love, her heart and fall into dark magic, practice blood magic. Magda has basically accepted her family's heritage, her fate, and chose to not fight for her love. I adore David James' poetic writing, and his unique way of creating a world that sucks you in.