1 THE ISLE OF MIDDLEWORLD

VOLUME ONE – THE ISLE OF MIDDLEWORLD

“Deep in our psyche lurks the beast of fear that thwarts us all at every turn. Only by passing through its terror can its blight be vanquished.”

—excerpt from The Book of Dreams and Aberrations

Dr. Mandy Mirabelle is poised to inherit her family’s ancestral mental institution in France when a debilitating phobia of its eerie old wing puts her birthright at risk. Something wicked befell her there seven years before, and its trauma inflicted her with amnesia. Only her boyfriend Gordon knows what happened, but he’s a psychotic inpatient now, and he’s lost all connection with reality. 

Knowing that Gordon holds the key to the mystery, quack inventor Edward G. Perniferous builds a machine capable of transporting him into Gordon’s deep unconscious mind. There he discovers a fantasy dreamworld, with a crumbling island kingdom on the brink of a dragon attack. Gordon is the realm’s dispirited ruler, and he’s convinced that Mandy and his foggy past are figments of his imagination. Little does he know that a perilous adventure awaits him, and that he will soon have to traverse unspeakable terrors to save Mandy and wake from the dream.