'Dark, weird realities.
'Within these pages they discovered monuments to a dying alien race, sentient islands caught like fish, a tree that grows pencils, a baby transformed into a hummingbird, and a steampunk Maori whaling crew.
'They were afraid, as you should be afraid. They saw life, death and the space between; metamorphosis, terrible choices and bitter regrets.
Enter, if you dare.' (Publication summary)
'In the unseen realm enfolding the world, timeless custodians maintain order and balance. However, when one custodian unexpectedly "retires", this triggers a chain of events that threatens the separation between the worlds.'
Source: Author's website.
Leaving an inn one night, drunk and minding his own business, Horatio is attacked by a giant–and the giant was sent by a woman who knows exactly who Horatio is.