Sarah is forced to the edge of sanity by the ghosts of her family's past. Suffering from violent and bloody hallucinations, she seeks the help of psychiatrist and friend Michael Brink. After being sent to an institution in a catatonic state, covered in blood from stabbing her unfaithful boyfriend, Sarah is forced to confront the truth about her father's death and the demon, Jack, who caused her father's suicide and who is now the reason for her horrific hallucinations. Unlike her father, Sarah refuses to kill herself.
Odette is a scriptwriter for a popular TV soap opera. When she moves to the small Free State town of Nagelaten, she hopes to leave her problems - of family, fraught relationships and experiences of crime - behind in Joburg. To the dwellers of Nagelaten, Odette appears to be escaping a painful breakup in a place she knows no one - and won't have to share her secrets.
Zahra's life changes forever when a member of the Yaadennii Dynasty appears at her cottage door. Hidden by her father and unaware of their past, Zahra is swept away by the stranger's fantastic stories of The Thirteen Mystical Realms - stories of Magic and Sorcerers, Wizards and Sayers, Tellers, Seers, and Guides. But when Zahra's father tries to protest and conceal the truth, the shy young girl is all the more intrigued. Who is this stranger, and where is he really from?