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From the Publisher
They say the dead should rest in peace. Not all the dead
One night, Silas Umber''s father Amos doesn't come home from work.
Devastated, Silas learns that his father was no mere mortician but
an Undertaker, charged with bringing The Peace to the dead trapped
in the Shadowlands, the states of limbo binding spirits to earth.
With Amos gone, Silas and his mother have no choice but to return
to Lichport, the crumbling seaside town where Silas was born, and
move in with Amos's brother, Charles.
Even as Silas eagerly explores his father's town and its many
abandoned streets and overgrown cemeteries, he grows increasingly
wary of his uncle. There is something not quite right going on in
Charles Umber's ornate, museum-like house-something, Silas is sure,
that is connected to his father's disappearance. When Silas's
search leads him to his father's old office, he comes across a
powerful artifact: the Death Watch, a four hundred year old Hadean
clock that allows the owner to see the dead.
Death Watch in hand, Silas begins to unearth Lichport's secret
history-and discovers that he has taken on his father's mantle as
Lichport's Undertaker. Now, Silas must embark on a dangerous path
into the Shadowlands to embrace his destiny and discover the truth
about his father-no matter the cost.