The hard-won pact between the above and below ground citizens has been broken, and the orphan problem now includes tiny homeless undead children with unusual appetites. There are cloaked figures who are clearly up to no good and people coming back from the dead. This is an unusual turn of events even for Hopeless, Maine. As always, Owen and Salamandra do their best to keep the living population alive and the undead population from growing. It is now clear that in order to do this, they must begin to understand the larger problem of the island and the Fog that keeps it hidden.