Book two in the Guides. Chad was raised by his 'Uncle' Max after he lost his Mother and Father. Together they turned his small inheritance into a small fortune and Max had left as silently as he had appeared. Now new adventures stood at his door if he accepted the challenge. Would he have accepted the challenge if he had known that his life and the entire human race hinged on his choices?
Travis Crichton and Jacey Roden's weekend orienteering contest in a vintage Mark 4 Jaguar car becomes a journey through a belt of fog and into a strange village called The Valley that is not shown on any map. The people there appear to be living in the 1950s, a time when the car was new. Jacey realises that this is more than random misfortune and that they are caught up in something more sinister.
Gods are at war. Dragons attack TV stations and winged gargoyles do battle with steam-powered behemoths. Gaia the Earth Mother and the woman called Blue lead the Weirdlings in their struggle against the Tyrant and his Compatriots, while the man who calls himself the Traveler walks through the chaos looking for The Door to the Sky.