When Ben Harvester meets the mysterious Mr October in Highgate Cemetery, nothing could have
prepared him for the strange and dramatic turn his life is about to take.
Soon Mr October is leading him towards his true calling – his work at the Ministry of Pandemonium,
helping to guide the dead to the afterlife.
But Ben quickly discovers that there are terrifying forces keen to thwart the work of the Ministry
and lead the newly-dead astray. And when Ben’s mum suddenly becomes seriously ill, he questions
whether he can continue with the important job he has been given.