Welcome to Mag Mell, a world of monsters and madmen. Meet our hero Chuggie, the embodiment of Drought who is as drunk as the day is long. When, in his rambling, he stumbles upon the remote city of Stagwater, he finds love, temptation, and treachery. He fights against men, demons, and his own preternatural thirst in the battle for the city of Stagwater. But Chuggie? All he wants is a boat.