With the Icemen in hot pursuit Cassie, Jet, Sly and Memyselfandi are forced to cross a perilous river to escape. But there’s something very wrong on the far side and it’s making them sick!
Venturing into the Valley of the Narsies, Cassie, Jet, Sly and Memyselfandi are seized and suspected of poaching the Count’s villa. Then, in the midst of hosting the Janus Event, the Count and his guests are set upon by unwelcome visitors.
Memyselfandi tells Cassie and Sly the story of how he came to be stranded on top of The Great Barrier for so long.
To both their surprise, Cassie and Sly chance upon a most peculiar fellow.
Sly tells Cassie he knows a shortcut to get her where she wants to go, but his shortcut is cold, dark and frightening.
Cassie is reminded she’s no longer in North Dakota when she meets a most peculiar snake!
Desperate to escape the Icemen, Cassie and Jet attempt a getaway that only gets them into deeper trouble.
Cassie meets the fantastical denizens of Inthalassa: the Revellers and the mysterious Queen Mavis. Queen Mavis demonstrates her awesome magical power, then presents Cassie with a strange object and an even stranger challenge.
Cassie wakes up on the school bus and discovers she’s not in North Dakota anymore.
With power lines down and cell tower coverage out, Ellie and Frank are stymied in their efforts to find out what happened to their daughter after her school bus went missing.