Jason isn't afraid of monsters. He is a native of Brunswick, the small town where the weird, magical, undead, and otherworldly live alongside humans in peace. What Jason does fear is middle school. To his relief, he makes a new friend immediately--Alex, a vampire and fellow Brunswickan. When Jason finds himself pursued by an unknown enemy with deadly intent, Alex and his formidable housemates take the boy under their protection It soon becomes apparent that the ancient prophecies they have been studying are inextricably linked to Jason's current crisis.
On another continent, a teenager named Richie is desperately searching for someone who might explain why his nightmares come true and how to make them stop. An encounter with a werewolf almost ends his quest forever, but he is rescued by an eccentric stranger who believes Richie will be able to get some answers from the maddeningly elusive physician Sally Kitch. Someone, however, seems determined that Richie and Sally never meet.