Lily Day has the rest of her life planned out. Happily retired in her tiny Ventura bungalow, she now devotes her full attention to painting. Then she discovers something surprising. Her canvases are not just pictures. They are a door into another universe—the mysterious world of Arbus. Waking up in a dark forest, Lily meets the tall, mysterious creature she calls Krishna and his ever present guardians, the gribs. As she is drawn deeper into this strange and frightening world, she soon realizes that she is not here by accident. She has been summoned.