In the Georgia backwoods stands a magnificent estate -- its inhabitants the possessors of awesome powers passed on from generation to generation. Local residents look upon those who dwell within with respect and fear.. .trusting their fortune and their future to the mysterious Master of Cardalba.
The Luck of Welch County has vanished along with the reluctant young Master of Cardalba. And now Ronny Dillon must return to the ancestral site of his most terrible trials. For he alone possesses the skill to awaken an ancient magic in metal -- and the courage to confront a dire threat to his legacy and his destiny, born from the devastating power of words.