It is 1612 and a dangerous time to be a witch. The people of Pendle, Lancaster are terrified of witches and any woman suspected of witchcraft is taken to The Dying Tree and hanged. But witches aren't real. Are they? Lilly Peppertree knows nothing of witches. Her life has its own challenges. Three years after the horse-riding accident that claimed her mama's life, she is starting to dream about her again. She had longed to see her mama in dreams, but now she won't leave her alone. Could it be that Mama is trying to tell her something?