Cole Randolph was just trying to have fun with his friends on Halloween. But their trip to a neighborhood haunted house turns out to be the start of a wild adventure when Cole watches his friends being whisked away through a mysterious passage.
Cole dives in after them, only to emerge somewhere that's very clearly no longer Mesa, Arizona. He soon learns he's come to a place called The Outskirts.
Made up of Five Kingdoms, the Outskirts lies between wakefulness and dreaming, reality and imagination, life and death. It's an in-between place. Some people are born there. Some find there way there way there from our world, or from other worlds. The balance of power in the Five Kingdoms is becoming unstable. It's up to Cole and an unusual girl he meets there named Mira to rescue his friends, set things right in The Outskirts, and hopefully find his way back home.