Abadazad ? the place ? is a magical land that Kate a cynical fourteen year-old has only known through a series of famous fantasy novels by Franklin O. Barrie...until she is told that her long-missing brother is being held there! Can it be true? Do The Lanky Man Mr. Gloom the Twofold Witch and Professor Headstrong really exist? And if Abadazad is real how is it far stranger?and dangerous?than fiction?