A shadow is falling over the island, one that threatens to tear apart two exclusive best friends... figuratively and literally.
Will their young hearts be ground to a fine paste under the uncaring boot heel of far too many people, things and monsters who should really be doing something more constructive than pooping all over Hiero and Gerty's good time?
The Mayor and his sociopathic whack-job of a son are bad enough but even their unfortunate levels of jerk-ness can't compete with the thing that has just clawed its way into the bowels of the island. Will Gerty ever get to ask Hiero her most important question?
New secrets and enemies are revealed, new feelings are realized and hope is fought for and lost. Return to a world of magic, hidden civilizations, impossibly advanced technology, and far too many blonde little snots running around with sharp objects. A world where Hiero and Gerty will be forced to remember something they never thought they would be forced to endure again.
What it feels like to be alone.