Something has come back with him from the darkness.
The village of Darrow's Fell has become a community of fear and mob justice. But somebody is pulling the strings from the shadows, somebody driven by an obsessive fear of their own death.
Alec came to Darrow's Fell to get an old friend out of trouble, but has instead found himself stumbling headlong into a world he doesn't understand. And in the deepest shadows of the Dark, something has escaped; something that should never have been allowed to get free. Something that brings the end of days in its wake.