By Simon R. Green
There's a international past the realm It figures. simply whilst Bradfordian book shop clerk, Toby Dexter, ultimately works up the nerve to speak to his mystery overwhelm, she darts into an open door. Toby follows, and in that moment, every thing alterations. although it nonetheless feels like Bradford-on-Avon, the town’s unexpectedly chatty ATM and river mermaids are the 1st clues that anything is kind of out of place—namely, Toby. the instant he stepped via that door, Toby entered the mystical parallel international of Mysterie. Our traditional dimension—the one Toby knew as Bradford-on-Avon—is truly Veritie, an insignificant shadow of its modify ego, Mysterie, the place magic and fable, gods and monsters, dwelling legends and jogging nightmares reign. And Toby isn’t the single fresh arrival. A crafty and harsh demon—The Serpent’s Son—has lower back to Mysterie, observed through a malevolent new best friend, rationale on bringing down either dimensions. Toby can stay mortal, go back to Veritie, and take a look at to persuade himself that he had a foul pint of sour that evening. Or he can remain in Mysterie, sign up for forces together with his new associates Leo Morn and his Brother below The Hill, and take a look at to prevent The Serpent’s Son. the alternatives Toby makes can have dramatic effects for either worlds. it might no longer be the 1st time Mysterie’s wars have spilled over into our fact, but when Toby fails, it may be the final.