The secrets of the Home Wood, deep on the family farm, have spawned mystery and strife in the James family for generations. A mystical portal exists in the Home Wood. A few members of the James family have experienced the other side first-hand.
Two months ago, after finding his parents deep in the mysterious land beyond, Jonathon saved them from a coup by the evil half brother of the King of the Grue. He had every reason to believe the Three Kingdoms were at peace when his parents went back to fulfill their promise of rebuilding a school.
The arrival of a strange girl from the other side, lost and in need of help, soon shows Jonathon how very wrong he was. Jonathon must cross over again, and this time his grandfather and his best friend Marly are drawn in with him. What begins as a simple task of guiding the stranger back through the portal becomes a terrifying flight for their lives.
And the news doesn't get any better.
The James family is about to be in the centre of an all-out war.
"A sharply-written, surprisingly humorous examination of 'loss' and 'other' set in a grim fantasy landscape". Richard Scrimger, author of Irresistible.