It's been six months since Kate, Michael and Emma confronted the Dire Magnus but the trail to their long-lost family remains cold. Then Michael and Emma find the man who was the last person to see them. He knows about a secret map of a distant, mysterious land, maybe this is the clue that will lead them to their parents...
Meanwhile, Kate's connection to the Book of Time grows ever stronger and when a dangerous trick traps her in the past, she must find new friends to help her return home.
Once more the children must embark on a daring and perilous quest to find the second Book of Beginning and harness its power. But will it be enough to save them all?