Germany, AD 1499:
The Renaissance is dawning over Europe. Ideas of freedom and science shake the foundations of medieval society. New worlds in the West open unprecedented opportunities for Europe and its oppressed people.
Demuth, the successful but eccentric apothecary of a small village in the German mountains, knows little about these developments...until she is forced to flee from a witch hunt and must leave her protected life for good.
With Hal by her side and a pouch of opium around her neck, Demuth learns that the world is much bigger than she had ever imagined.
Join her adventure into the unknown.