The highly anticipated second book of the Spellshadow series. "We walk in dreams," the Head had said. "It was only a matter of time before a nightmare followed us back." "Kingstone Keep. Falleaf House. Stillwater House. Spellshadow Manor. Seek these places, and do not leave them. Cower within their walls..." Alex doesn`t have all the answers yet, but he and his friends are running out of time. With Aamir`s new position as a professor, they hoped he might be able to help them make a breakthrough in uncovering the Manor and its Head`s secret, but it soon becomes terrifyingly clear that Aamir`s situation is anything but advantageous.... As rules begin tightening around Alex like a noose to his neck, he is forced to rely on his own strengths more and more - and when events at Spellshadow take a truly shocking turn, it will take all that he has not to break.... Prepare for a hair-raising ride. ..