After losing the Aethernum Bellum--a watch rumored to have the ability to break time itself--in the middle of a heist, Elliot's lifespan has been cut in half and smashed into a million tiny pieces.
The Big Evils want his head on a platter, his boss is pissed and an annoying Warlock keeps hitting on him.
With his only option to retrieve it or die, he sets off into the chaotic magical underworld for any clues that will lead him to sanctuary.
When he discovers it's in the hands of a preteen with a snotty disposition and a permanent chip on his shoulder, he's more than a little peeved.
Said snotty teenager is also displeased. Fifteen year old Minkah Madlen's life is put on hold when the watch appears in his bedroom. A wild thief shows up out of nowhere to antagonize him, his best friend isn't completely human and his older brother is a part of a not-so-secret organization dedicated to ridding the world of supernatural creatures.
While Minkah attempts to protect the watch, he is hurtled through time with Elliot, to places only read about in history. From Victorian London to Ancient Greece, Minkah and Elliot will have to travel the ends of the Earth to keep the watch out of the hands of the...unsavory.