Varg's new wife Lazy Lyzera has a secret she is hiding. Tom and Benny believe life can only get easier now that the Nekross is gone. But both students and teachers at Kings Park start acting strangely, making them both realise their enemy has returned.
Benny is able to escape the Prospector but Lady Lyzera wants to pillage Earth completely.
Tom is suspicious when Benny gets an invite to help a eccentric scientist at the Brook Mill Radio telescope.
The Nekross master plan to take over the Earth goes awry, as Tom and Benny have to overcome their differences.
Tom is reunited with his long-lost grandfather and they need to put aside their differences and save Ursula before Old Bethesta drains her of Magic and wakes her daughters.
Katie contacts Tom after something terrifies her grandfather at the spooky disused Blackberry Theatre.
Tom, Michael and Simeon are trapped with Varg and Lyzera on the deadly quest for the Key of Bones by the Quest Master.
Randal Moon find out that the Lady Lyzera intends to allow Warlock to be released from his centuries-long exile on the Neverside. Tom becomes involved in a fight to save the Dayside from destruction with an unlikely partner.
Tom and Moon try to stop Warlock from escaping the Neverside through the Doorway of Long Shadows.