An exciting time-slip story where present day children experience the adventure and face the challenge of their lives in the WWI trenches and battlefields.
The plot focuses on two boys, Ethan and Dan, and their sister Lily. The story begins with Lily nearly drowning in treacherous mudflats and falling into a coma, a catastrophe for which Ethan feels to some extent responsible. After meeting Billy, the ghost of a WWI soldier, in the empty house next door and hearing the story of his brother Tommy whom he was forced to abandon to a death by drowning in a shell hole (an event which mirrors Ethan’s own experience with Lily), Ethan and Dan find themselves drawn back to the trenches on the Western Front time and time again. Here they find Lily whose unconscious self has taken on the persona of a world war one nurse. Ethan realises that he must rescue her and bring her back to present day for her to recover but, as her condition in hospital deteriorates, time is running out fast. As the battle of Paschendaele rages, the fate of Billy, Tommy and Lily are intertwined and seemingly only Ethan can save them - or can he? An exciting story of adventure, danger and courage set in a time of incredible horror and heroism.