Whik's world is falling apart - literally. He has created a parallel universe, and the black split in the sky grows wider.
When Whik Winfield activates an ancient artifact in his town, he unknowingly creates a parallel reality. The ground shakes, the sky splits apart, and the black void creeping across the sky grows wider. Whik is plagued with dark visions of the future and an imaginary friend that looks oddly just like him.
Follow Whik on two intertwining story lines, as a child and as an adult, as he realizes his visions are glimpses into his other path. Both realities are splitting at the seams and beginning to blur together. With help from his fellow survivors - Charlotte, the childless widow, Frankford, the passionate scientist, and Geoffrey Marg, the fearless sea captian - Whik must seal the rift and stop the destruction of both worlds.
But there's a slight problem. Malachi, an exiled murderer, is also looking for the device - only he has the armies of the north to aid him, and he's about to invade Whik's island.