After losing his parents, Lewis Barnavelt, a 10-year-old boy, is sent to Michigan to live with his uncle, Jonathan. Soon, the sleeping facade of his new city is back to life with a secret world full of witches and witches when Lewis accidentally wakes the dead. Discovering that his uncle is a sorcerer, the boy enters the mysterious universe of magic and witchcraft. However, this power is not limited to the good people: Lewis learns about Isaac Izard, an evil sorcerer who wanted to provoke the Revelation so that he could see what was happening thereafter. To do this, he built a magical black magic watch that, as long as it exists, will continue to tick, counting to the end of the world. He died before finishing his watch, but hid him in his house, where Jonathan’s uncle now lives. Under these circumstances, Lewis and Jonathan must find the clock before it’s too late, and before Isaac’s wife, Selena, gets to him.