"Though the gates are closed, something made it through." All is quiet now in the sleepy town of Bettendorf, Iowa, but the peace is only an illusion. Having survived his first harrowing test with the Devils of the Glen, Jack Davies wishes for nothing more than to go back to his normal teenage life. Unfortunately, fate has other plans for him. He must travel out of Bettendorf and enter the mysterious land known only as the Woodland of Weird, where he will face his greatest challenge, against powers both dark and light. For good does not own the day, and evil no longer lives in the shadows. Jack's friends find themselves separated by miles and dimensions, as the forces of evil continue to close in. Lara must make her way through a bizarre new world to get back home. Randy's mind echoes with the voice of an adversary he thought was dead. Mark and Jennifer must face a hard choice between the safety of their new home and the dangers of the wood to rescue a friend. And out there waiting for all of them is a creature of nightmares, known only as the Dreadman.