Aidan Alvarado’s birthday present when he turns eleven is anything but normal, but for Aidan’s family it is ‘normally abnormal’: the key to his grandfather’s wondrous study and a student membership to the League of Dream Detectives. Aidan doesn’t know what that means, but he’ll soon find out as he tries to solve the mystery of a glowing 1300-year-old Chinese vase with the help of his new friends, Denise, her brother Jeremiah, some teenagers with a very cool car, and the dragon girl Lotus. They have to use their wits, courage, compassion and the power of Aidan’s dreams to survive and solve the mystery both in Ancient China and modern day Los Angeles. Aidan’s adventure leads him to discover a fascinating world of Ancient Chinese wisdom, history and legend as he meets sages, a shape-shifting water spirit dragon, a greedy General, a ferocious bird as large as a jet fighter, China’s only woman emperor, and some very odd characters along the way.
This is no simple mystery; the fate of the world we live in depends on Aidan and his friends getting it right!