Ever since Sammiroh, ‘Sam’ was a toddler, his family has had a strange relationship with death: His mother’s ever-warm corpse baffles all the coroners of the three-tiered, ringed world of the Triskai. The dark details of his father’s death remain heavily guarded like a vault of mystic gemstones. In his familial blood, only Sam’s elder sister, Sally survives. For a while, she entertained him with the fantastic myths of the Triskai---primeval stories of gods and goddesses, enchanting tales of magic and fate.
---Until she died---
A stormy funeral service held at three in the morning was bound to produce something bizarre. The coffin had hardly been hauled from the hearse before a chain of events began, changing Sam’s life forever.
Hunted by darkness, he turns to his quartet of friends for solace; only Parris believes him--- his best friend’s girlfriend with whom he shares a complicated bond.
As Sam struggles with loyalty, surviving the evils of a spectral assassin, and coming to terms with a bewitching yet frightening reality, he slowly realizes the source of his troubles goes deep into the history of the Triskai itself.