Even though Cassie, Jet, Sly and Memyselfandi are desperate to escape, the limits of their endurance are tested by Assam’s crazy plan.
Just when Cassie thinks she’s seen it all she meets yet another exceptional creature. Cassie and her friends explain their predicament to the stranger who promises he can help them escape––at a price.
The freight train they hopped to get away from the toxic chain arrays speeds across the desert, too fast to jump off. Cassie, Jet, Sly and Memyselfandi are captive until the train stops in a place where they are most definitely not welcome!
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!
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.