Forces of Dark and Light are gathering…Willoughby tries to come to terms with Sydney?s plunge from high cliffs in Sumela, Was it betrayal or sacrifice? Memories of her piercing eyes, her silky hair, the clink of her bracelets, the brush of her satin skin on his lips?they burn hot across his mind. Is she really gone? Beelzebub and his dark army threaten to destroy all he holds dear, but how is he supposed to defeat the demon lord? He needs a plan, which means a nail-biting journey for answers. From the rainy streets of London, to Brazil?s lost city of Z, from Kubla-Khan?s ghost-fleet, to the sky caves of Nepal, the team finds old friends, uncovers deeper mysteries, and tracks down the elusive Fifth Friend who seems to know what they do not.. First, though, James Arthur and Hauti follow an alchemist to an ice fortress and a valley of giants; T.K. and Antonio get captured by time-traveling vampires and the king of the dragons; and Willoughby contends with Sam?s artificial Intelligence and more zombies. Time itself is pressed to the breaking point. Can it be healed? Can their world ever be the same again?