Something monstrous has awoken deep within the Appalachian Mountains where the Davenport family has made their new home. But just what is it? And what are its intentions? Dr. John Davenport, a veterinary doctor of large animals, moves his family to North Carolina after hearing of an opportunity to take over the practice of a retiring veterinarian. To the family's delight, they find a stone farmhouse for sale on several picturesque acres nestled in the mountains. There is even a small lake and a barn on the property, the perfect setting for John and his wife, Rachael, to raise their two active boys, Dillon and Drew. But the family is not destined to find peace and serenity in the mountains. Ten-year-old Drew Davenport and his family are unexpectedly drawn into a struggle for survival as the result of an amazing discovery. Much of what the family had believed about the world is suddenly turned up-side down when an ancient secret is uncovered. The present day collides with the past when myths and legends become real. Along their amazing and difficult journey the Davenports learn lessons about friendship, loyalty and sacrifice - and about the often blurred line between things good and evil. The resourcefulness of the family is stretched to its limits as they unite to protect the values that they cherish. And in so doing, they restore the faith of a mysterious visitor in the goodness of the human spirit. Can the family hope to stand against the darkness that threatens to destroy them?