West Virginia, 1895
A deathly dry spell has left the earth parched and souls desperate. When young Elliot Sweeney discovers the search for his missing father has been called off, he boards a tain alone to find him. His quest leads Elliot to a world far below the coal mines where monstrous insects, smiling villians, and dark riddles are everywhere. Deciding who to trust might be his biggest challenge, while the fate of the world above rests on Elliot's choice.