In this book 10 of the Series, Darren Shan went back to the Cirque Du Freak to grieve. He was like a walking corpse. Meantime, Harkat's nightmare was getting worse.
One day Debbie and Alice show up. Alice had quit the Police force. Birth of them can't go on living the life they knew knowing what they know now. They intend to join the Vampire in the fight against the Vampaneze.
At the same time, Mr Desmond Tiny, a mysterious figure told Harkat that his dreams would eventually drive him crazy and the only way to save himself is to find out who he was. In order to do that he would have to journey to another realm and fish out his soul from The Lake of Soul. His journey would be a dangerous one. If her goes alone, he will have very little chance of surviving but if Darren accompany him, they might have a fighting chance of getting out of there alive.
Darren was all torn up whether to accompany the girls to the Vampire Mountain for their training or to accompany Harkat who have saved his life many time.Harkat insisted that Darren guide the girl but in the end he can't leave his friend Harkat to a certain death. Hence together with Mr Tiny's magic they were sent to another realm.
Mr Tiny left them with a clue and from then on they have to collect certain things in order to get their next clue to the next destination. It was a perilous journey where they encounter a savage panther, fire breathing dragon, a pirate and monstrous creature.
Needless to say, that they managed to fish out Harkat's soul from The Lake of Soul Oh...what a shock it was to discover Harkat's identity. One that nearly shake the core of their friendship. Not only that...they also discovered a horrible secret of what they thought to be the next realm.
I like this part coz I feel that I can read this book as a book by itself instead of linking to the existing series.
There are some sad moments, funny moment and some pretty shocking moments too.