Jerry McAllister is a ten year old boy moving into yet another new house. His whole life, he’s been the new kid, the outsider. Now, befriended by two classmates, he learns that his new home has a bizarre history. First he finds out that the boy who slept in his bedroom a decade ago was believed to have died when he fell into the well behind the house; and then three other boys disappeared shortly after under very suspicious circumstances.
When Jerry and his new friends set out to investigate the old well, they find themselves trapped in Tellusia. This is another realm, one of perhaps thousands. And while many of its strange inhabitants seem to have his best interest at heart, there is one who wants to insure that he never returns home alive.
This book is a page turner from the very beginning, written at a pace that will keep even the most distractible reader awake way past bedtime in anticipation of what’s to come next.