You, dear reader, have greater strength within you than you can possibly imagine.
Hidden within your doubts and fears are powers far beyond human.
You now hold in your hands the book that will unlock those powers.
Magical powers that you will use to save your loved ones…save yourself…save the world.
The page Allyson Drake finds on the train says that she will save the world. At just eleven years old, she has been alone for four years since her mother died and her father moved away to live in the country. Now on her way to spend the summer with him, she can only dream of having that sort of power. And purpose.
Ally is certain that the passageway she finds between two stores in the small town definitely was not there last summer. And she is certain the store with the sign that reads, “Madame Fronia’s Book Shoppe,” was not either. Inside she meets the owner, more witch than human, that somehow knows Ally and her mother. Ally finds a book titled The Other Realms. All of the pages are blank. The page she found earlier melds itself into the front of the book with a purple electricity and the book rewrites itself just for Ally. The pages call her by name and the pictures inside change to become pictures of her.
The book does indeed grant her magical powers of super sight, hearing, and smell for just three days. It also leads her to the portal, a floating orb of darkness that connects our world to The Other Realms. Inside the portal, she can see shadows of creatures struggling to get through to consume the light and life of her world.
One of them already has. A beast-man named Mordrew is roaming the streets of the small town stealing plants, animals, and even babies to feed the shadows in The Other Realm. When Ally encounters Mordrew on the street, he touches her and sucks the purple electricity from her hand, draining the very life from her.
Now, with her new friend Lucy, Ally has just three days to find a way defeat the beast and banish him back to The Other Realm. Along the way she will discover that her father already knows about the book and the magical powers. And although he does truly love Ally, he refuses to help her.
Finally, she learns that even if she can defeat Mordrew, there are six more books to find and six more beasts coming. Ally has to discover the strength within herself and trust in those she loves to help defeat all of them to save the world from The Other Realms.