Lewis is a lonely boy, and not just because his parents are dead. He suffers in the way that only outcast children can. He is sent to stay with Uncle Jonathan his new guardian. Uncle Jonathan is a wizard.
An athletic boy from school, Tarby, befriends Lewis while Tarby is recovering from a broken arm. They find they have things in common and start hanging out together. But Lewis decides he needs to prove his friendship, to do something extra special for Tarby to prove that Lewis is a worthy friend. So he brags about his uncle's magical talent.
While Uncle Jonathan is able to make good on Lewis' boastful promise to Tarby, Lewis soon learns that friendships can be fragile and that his "friend" will require more proofs and more sacrifices.
Strange things begin happening and they increase when Lewis tries his own hand at magic in order to impress Tarby. There is a clock is ticking within the walls of Uncle Jonathan's mansion. Uncle Jonathan and his neighbor, fellow wizard Mrs. Zimmerman, have been unable to find it and they are uncertain what it portends. They tell Lewis that the house was once owned by an evil warlock, Isaac Izard and his wife Selenna. The clock is a doomsday clock. The three must find and stop it before it causes the end of the world.
This report prepared by Bridgette Redman