The Indigo King
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: October 2008
Duration: 9 hours 47 minutes
On a September evening in 1931, John and Jack, two of the Caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica, discover a plea for help on a medieval manuscript -- which seems to have been written by their friend, Hugo Dyson! When they rush to warn him, Hugo walks through a door in time -- and vanishes into the past. And in that moment, the world begins to change.
The Frontier, which separates our world from the Archipelago of Dreams, has fallen. Dark and terrible beasts roam throughout England. No one can be summoned from the Archipelago. All the world lies under the reign of a cruel and terrible king.
The only hope to restore the proper order of things lies on a forgotten island, where a time travel device left by Jules Verne must be used to race through history itself -- from the Bronze Age, to ancient Alexandria and the founding of the Silver Throne -- in one night. And in that single night, John and Jack will find that the only way to save their friend and stop the chaos destroying the world is to solve a two-thousand year-old mystery: Who is the Cartographer?