Nineteen-year-old Ruthie finds herself lost when her mother disappears without a trace. Now responsible for her sister's care, Ruthie struggles to be the grown-up, especially when the discovery of Sara Harrison Shea's diary opens up a world of the dead coming back to life. Unable to stop the secrets from coming to light, Ruthie's determination to find her mother leads her to dangerous places.
Marc Sindri and his two friends travel to Arcanum, their task to construct a renaissance faire in only seven months. With the deadline hanging over their heads, they try to work around the many distractions - from the mysterious woman who wants to hold a Wiccan celebration on their land, to the locals who seem to know their every move. Events escalate as Marc gains the attention of Jeremiah Stone, and with time closing in, conflict with the demonologist can only have severe consequences.
Salem Hawley may be a free man after the American Revolution, but his troubles are plenty. A good friend seeks his help, turning Salem's attention to the graves being emptied and the deceased experimented upon and studied by medical students and physicians. It goes ignored, yet Salem is determined to do something, anything. If only he knew about the rituals being performed, the Old Ones being worshiped, right under his nose. If only he knew that New York City is on the cusp of ruin.