Most guests at The Unicorn's Egg in downtown Philadelphia come seeking shots of magic—just one more belt to satisfy their addictions to spells and sorcery. Newcomer Oliver Box breaks the mold, though, coming to the pub to help others—bringing old-timers to warlock bartender Homan Teatree to restore ruined memories in minds burned by dementia. But when those memories connect to each other and an ancient mystery in unlikely ways, Teatree suspects a game's afoot, and he's a loser in the making. Layers of lies peel away to reveal secrets undreamt of, as Oliver's shocking true agenda points to the miraculous restoration of a flavor of the world long thought lost...and a piece of his heart lost and found along with it.
"Robert Jeschonek is the literary love child of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman—his fiction is cutting edge, original, and pulsing with dark and fantastical life. His stories suck me in and refuse to let me go until the last page, even as his characters are busy stealing my heart."
– Adrian Phoenix, critically acclaimed author of The Maker's Song series and Black Dust Mambo