Joseph Paul returns to Mortgatha to understand what happened to his dad. With his friend, Bitsy Hubbs, he sets out on a dangerous journey, pursued by Mortgatha’s dark entities. They follow a trail of disease and disaster inflicted by the Darkness’s terrifying Shadowed Hands. Even if they find what remains of Michael, there is no guarantee they will find the rift home. It’s Bitsy’s unusual visions that help locate the door… until they are confronted by the Shadowed Hands themselves.