Eleven-year-old Andy Smithson returns to Oomaldee to retrieve the second ingredient needed to break a 500-year-old curse. But Imogenia's spirit, bent on thwarting Andy to preserve the curse, is now in league with the evil, scheming Abbadon. Things go from bad to worse when a creature Abaddon conjures from the darkest magic steals the Stone of Athanasia, the source of Hercalon V's immortality, causing the king and his wizard, Mermin, to fall gravely ill. Andy must now not only locate the second ingredient, but also retrieve the stone.
Imogenia unexpectedly finds herself in the Afterlife, having to navigate between Peace Paradise, the Unclaimed Baggage department, the Unfinished Business office, and other governmental agencies. Against a backdrop of soul music she encounters all manner of new experiences - from black, frothing, arsenic-spiced drinks to guest services personnel - and plays host to the king and queen when they join her.
"Spirits, Suspense, Heavens, Royalty"