Eric can't remember the recurring dream that keeps waking him in the middle of the night with an overwhelming urge to leave, yet he spends each day feeling as if he desperately needs to be somewhere. With no idea how to cure himself of this odd compulsion, he decides to let it take its course and go for a drive, hoping that once he proves to himself that there is nowhere to go, he can return to his normal life.
After escaping Kings Hollow, Julien, in an effort to keep his family whole, denies the emotional and physical scars that came back with them. His wife, Rachael, is tormented by their little girl, Jessica, who now shows signs of possessing the same dangerous gifts as Sarah. Rachael is terrified to be alone with the child she once desperately wished for and decides to end it all.
A little more than one year ago, Albert and Brandy discovered a fantastic labyrinth hidden deep beneath the streets of Briar Hills, Missouri. Now, strange telephone messages are stirring up the memories of those dark passages, and it seems that it may be time for them to return to that perilous, underground world to finish what they started.
Albert Cross emerges from the terrifying labyrinths of the Temple of the Blind with a broken arm and a burdened heart, only to discover that he and his friends must now climb to the summit of a mountain engulfed in fire. Lost in a world of perpetual darkness, surrounded by countless miles of deadly forest, they have no choice but to journey onward or perish in this strange land where little separates the living from the dead.
When Albert finds a mysterious wooden box waiting for him in the driver's seat of his locked car, he has no idea that it will lead him on an extraordinary and terrifying adventure. Each clue he unravels leads only to more questions as he pieces together a map of the complex, subterranean system that lies beneath the city and the strange labyrinth hidden deep within. Can he discover the meaning behind the box? Or will the endless darkness and the things that lurk unseen within these walls swallow him forever?
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When Eric catches sight of Creek Bend, Wisconsin's most famous missing person, his mundane morning of running errands rapidly erupts into a chaotic search for mysterious, hidden places scattered throughout his own hometown. Along the way, he'll have to deal with strange monsters, a murderous cowboy, and a curiously intimidating man in a pink shirt
Urged onward by the mysterious Sentinel Queen, Albert, Brandy, and Nicole venture ever deeper into the Temple of the Blind - and into the greatest danger they have yet faced. Endless miles of twisting passageways and perilous chambers stand before them, and with Albert's box of clues finally exhausted, they will have to navigate the dark corridors utterly blind. And time is ticking as a dangerous beast stalks them with murderous intent.
Separated from the companions he had grown to trust, Wayne stands alone as he prepares to take his first steps on a journey through a terrifying, personal hell. The dark and ancient tunnel that lies before him will test his courage to its very limits and force him to face the greatest fears he has ever known - and the past he seeks to flee. And even if he is strong enough to endure this torturous passage, does he have what it takes to survive what lies beyond? The things that lurk in the Wood are not imaginary.