For aspiring poet, Stefan Powell, everyday life in the town of Spook Valley has become a seemingly unbreakable routine. Between dividing his time working at a local music store, finding inspiration for a would be book of dark poetry, and socializing with his best friend (a modern-day, practicing witch), Stefan fears he will never escape the daily rat race of life. However, all of this changes when Stefan visits the desert surrounding Spook Valley.
What, at first, seems nothing more than a vivid nightmare becomes sheer reality when Stefan's weekly outing places him at the center of a young man's rescue from a mysterious portal appearing in the desert like some impossible mirage. Determined to comprehend the origin of the stranger, Stefan's world is thrust into chaos when he discovers that he has opened a doorway to an evil netherworld hellbent on bringing eternal darkness to Earth.
With the weight of the world on his shoulders, Stefan Powell now exists in a reality where the boundaries of truth and fantasy are obscured. Paired with his best friend and unable to determine if those who come into their lives are with or against them, Stefan will realize that the terrifying face of evil can don any mask--of beauty or horror--as each decision in his day-to-day life will determine the fate of the world.
Racing against time, and coming face to face with creatures reminiscent of myth, Stefan must unlock the horrific puzzle of the destructive force known as the Nightworld and find a way to stop the netherworld from conquering, not only the sleepy town of Spook Valley, but the entire planet.