The last few weeks of Derek's life have taken onehorrifying turn after another. A dead soul reanimatedhis brother's body. A Legion of souls returned to wagewar on the living. And Derek discovered that his rolein the war is more pivotal?and more terrifying?thanhe ever could have imagined.Now it all comes down to this. The Rift between theworlds of the living and the dead has to be closedforever. It seems like an impossible task. And it restssquarely on the shoulders of a fourteen-year-old,slightly overweight, not particularly heroic kid namedDerek Stone.