Meggie’s father, Mo, has an extraordinary skill. When he reads aloud, he brings characters from books to life. When Meggie is just a little baby, Mo's talent shows its dangerous power when he reads out evil Capricorn and reads in his lovely wife, Meggie's mum. When Meggie is a bit older, she finds out about her father's secret. Meanwhile, Capricorn has finally succeeded in tracking down his enemy and is planning to use his powerful talent for his own dark means.