The fun at Camp Firesong comes to a
screeching halt when a child goes missing.
Camp counselors Fern and Warren take it upon themselves to solve the mystery, entering a terrifying world in the process.
Fern is the protagonist of the story, and a dedicated counselor at Camp Firesong. She loves her job and feels immense guilt at the disappearence of one of her campers. She desperately wants to figure out what happened, but doesn't want anyone to know how much it truly bothers her. She is a leader, after all.
Warren is Fern's best friend and voice of reason. He follows her on her investigations to keep her out of trouble. Because he is so responsible, he is a great counselor, but the kids like Fern more because she is so outgoing.
Prophesied to bring about the end of the world, Erik was kidnapped from Camp Firesong as a child. He grew up in a cult that worships a god named Lydia and used him in a ritual that fused him with its power. Having not interacted with anyone outside of his commune in almost 10 years, he becomes fascinated with Fern and her interest in the children's disappearance.