Maggie Stuart has been having troubling dreams which get even more frightening when one of them comes true. In the course of a few days, she is ripped away from her elementary school and spirited away to an underground maze where she is either the centre of an ancient magician’s world… or his chosen prey.
It’s a place where enemies might become friends, where even a beloved teacher could harbour secret plots, and nothing can be taken at face value. For a lonely thirteen-year-old, it’s also strangely enticing. The enigmatic, ageless Char could be the father figure she’s always coveted, or something more. As Maggie circles closer to the truth, will her own vulnerability be her greatest strength? And will her greatest fear be of what she herself is becoming?