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It's 1955, and Benjamin Burrows and Janie Scott are trying to live a safe, normal life in America. It's not easy, when they have the power to prevent nuclear disaster, and sinister forces are circling. Soon the advice of a mysterious, unscrupulous magician propels Janie and Benjamin into danger, and toward the land of the dead.
Meanwhile, their friend Jin Lo washes up on a remote island where an American spy is stationed, and finds herself on the trail of a deadly threat in China. But she's on the other side of the world--how can Janie and Benjamin reach her?
The triumphant finale in the trilogy that began with Maile Meloy's bestselling, critically acclaimed The Apothecary
, and continued in its captivating sequel, The Apprentices
, The After-Room
is full of enchantment and heart, with Ian Schoenherr's stunning illustrations throughout.