By Simon R. GreenThere's a international past the realm It figures. simply while Bradfordian bookstall clerk, Toby Dexter, ultimately works up the nerve to speak to his mystery weigh down, she darts into an open door. Toby follows, and in that moment, every little thing alterations. even though it nonetheless seems like Bradford-on-Avon, the town’s unexpectedly chatty ATM and river mermaids are the 1st clues that anything is sort of out of place—namely, Toby. the instant he stepped via that door, Toby entered the mystical parallel global of Mysterie. Our traditional dimension—the one Toby knew as Bradford-on-Avon—is truly Veritie, an insignificant shadow of its regulate ego, Mysterie, the place magic and fable, gods and monsters, dwelling legends and strolling nightmares reign. And Toby isn’t the single contemporary arrival. A crafty and cruel demon—The Serpent’s Son—has lower back to Mysterie, followed via a malevolent new best friend, motive 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, subscribe to forces along with his new buddies Leo Morn and his Brother less than The Hill, and check out to forestall The Serpent’s Son. the alternatives Toby makes could have dramatic effects for either worlds. it might probably now not be the 1st time Mysterie’s wars have spilled over into our truth, but when Toby fails, it may be the final.