"Whisper Mountain is the lair of the beast," say the frightened mountain elves. "Beware the Shadow Demon, for it will hunt you down and eat you alive."
Hal and his friends weren't looking for another adventure, but this was a mission they couldn't ignore.
Whisper Mountain gets its name from the frequent cries of ghosts echoing down its slopes, the souls of victims who have run afoul of the demon. Who in their right mind would venture into the deserted elfin temple? But, according to a crazy old soothsayer, the mountain is the "key to everything".
Miss Simone agrees that the mountain is worth investigating but has more immediate problems to deal with: a squad of soldiers from Hal's old world has been spotted coming through the "hole" in the labyrinth. Will this lead to a friendly integration of virus survivors or an industrialized, technologically advanced human invasion that threatens the land forever?
The shapeshifters set off to the mountain, hoping all this talk of demons and ghosts is just superstitious nonsense. What they find there surprises everybody....