The New York Times best-selling series returns in its fifth, penultimate volume! The boys toy friends are scattered across The Dark. Uncertain of where to turn or who to trust, the heroes are in a life and death struggle to save themselves as they search for the boy. Maxwell the Bear, Scout, and Monty are trapped within Storyplace attempting to retrieve a weapon powerful enough to defeat The Boogeyman. Unfortunately, The Dark does not believe in Happily Ever Afters. The recently freed Butcher and his league of villains have taken control of this once peaceful town. Will anyone survive their dark brand of revisionist storytelling?