For centuries magicians have compiled grimoires to call up demons . . .
In Victorian London, an ambitious warlock called Peter Owling designs a book to summon the Lord of Demons himself - Satan - and thereby achieve eternal life. But not even his beautiful young acolyte, Christian, grasps the full extent of his master's plans . . .
In twentieth-century Melbourne, a group meets in secret at Humberstone College, dedicated to reassembling Owling's book.
But there are others meeting at Humberstone, too: three postgraduate students drawn to the College's mysterious past, its gloomy underground labyrinth, and what they come to suspect are its current secrets. A beautiful young man appears to one of them in a mirror. He seems to carry a warning . . . but can his dreadful story be true?