The Strange Side of Midnight
An author out of his depth, a mysterious witch who can’t be trusted, a human girl turned into a faerie, and a ghoul summoned to protect the town, are all thrown together in a race against time to defeat the faerie army preparing an invasion against the world of humans.
The only way to stop them is to enter their realm, but the route to the faerie city is filled with strange landscapes inhabited by dangerous unimaginable creatures. Survival will be difficult. But with the safety of the human world in peril, they dare not fail.
At the edge of an ancient forest steeped in legends, stands a 4oo-year-old manor house occupied by the mysterious Sinister family since it was built. An accusation of witchcraft against the Sinisters in the past, saw seven of them burnt at the stake. Within a week of their deaths, a deadly blight swept through the village. Those that survived fled never to return.
As time passed, the abandoned village was reoccupied and steadily grew into a town. Unaware of the evil that dwelt in the forest overlooking them, the townsfolk went about their daily lives. With the death of the last Sinister descendant, that is about to change.
When a caretaker is sought to look after Hagsdell Manor, KALLISTO CROWE, a down on his luck author of supernatural thrillers, takes the position. He is searching for something to kickstart his writing mojo and hopes living in the old manor will provide that. When he discovers a macabre casket in the attic and opens it, the strange contents embroil him in a set of life-threatening events, not even his writer’s imagination could have dreamed up.
When he unwittingly enters the realm of the faeries and leads some of the evil creatures within back to the world of humans, he knows it is only a matter of time before their evil spreads to nearby Hagstown. Then the killing would start.
Desperate to right his wrong, he enters the forest to search for the fabled witch said to dwell there, GRISELDA POISON. He finds her, and they reach an uneasy alliance. Together, along with ELLIE, a girl previously kidnapped by the faeries who was rescued by Solomon Sinister, and now a faerie herself, they enter the Faerie Realm to once again entrap them in their own world and seal the portal.