Micheline Helsing takes on more than she can handle; a mistake costs her. As a result, soulchains threaten her life, along with the well-being of her friends. She has seven days to find a solution, yet she knows she must break the rules she's lived by since she can remember. Running from her father and the company she'll one day inherit, she doesn't hesitate to place herself in the sights of the most powerful entity she's ever encountered.
Victoria Menard has never been alone, even when her mother died of cancer and her father committed suicide, she has always had a peculiar friend. Or so she thought. Now sixteen and questioning the motive of her long-time mentor, Victoria has many decisions to make, including where to put her trust. Chester, the spider with all the answers, seems to be hiding something.
Delving further into the bowels of Furnace Penitentiary, Alex Sawyer desperately tries to hold onto his fleeting sanity. After a failed attempt to escape the underground horrors, being thrown into solitary confinement is a fate worse than death. A hole in the rocky earth becomes his coffin, yet it won't save him from what roams the corridors, in search of warm flesh to eat.