Morgan wondered what had happened to her life. Sure, you have a responsibility to take care of sick family until the very end. It’s what you do for those you love. But after her mother died all she had left was an uncle she was once close to but they had drifted apart. And her life had become a routine of working in a meaningless, mundane, job with no future and very little energy for anything else. She just couldn’t break out of it.
Then a mysterious, burning, mark appeared on her chest the same day she got a call that her uncle had disappeared in what she discovered was one of the most haunted and bizarre regions of our planet, the Hoia Baciu forest in Romania. People have experienced the inexplicable, disappeared and died there for centuries and after a cursory search local authorities had given up trying to find him. He was the only family she had left so she decided she had to find him even if it meant doing things she’d never done before. It’s what you do for those you love.
Much of the story is set in one of the most paranormally active areas of the world. In a region rife with legends that have resulted in derivative stories, books and movies that have delightfully scared generations of us going all the way back to, and even further beyond, Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Most of us realize and have learned that behind many legends and myths are often some truth. Through the ages men have searched for objects and beings of power, told about in stories and folklore, that could help them dominate mankind or benefit them in some way. There is so much we’ve still to learn about our world and its past. We’ll find that some of what they searched for exists. The legends, though warped and muddled over eons, have some truth in them. Strange things are out there in our world to be rediscovered. And sometimes… feared. Some of what we may come to find that’s been lost… would have been better left buried and forgotten.
Morgan discovers this firsthand. She finds out what’s in the Hoia Baciu and that it’s been freed, mistakenly, by her uncle. She has to save him and also prevent a powerful, malevolent, demon from being able to walk, at large, in our world. What she doesn’t know is that the demon wants her to come and find her uncle. It’s waiting for her…