Shawn Walsh's problems don't arise from his own troubled past but from someone else's. Fires, floods, battles, bone-rattling quakes-he's frequently an unwilling and horrified participant in events long gone. For when The Hollowing claims him, his present dissolves.
Unfortunately, his problems have everything to do with family and his rather questionable heritage-with a birthright he'd rather know nothing about. Lost and tossed about by destiny, trapped and extorted by those long deceased, he's tired of playing a victim.
And he refuses to give up hope. There is still a chance he'll be able to resolve his issues without dying, given the right place . . . And enough time.