The Map and the Stone is a standalone story set within the Portal Series.
Rhys is ten years old and he lives, with his mum, in a tiny house on a council estate in the heart of England.
Rhys is called a day-dreamer by his teacher at school. He’s always made to stay behind after class to finish his work.
But, out of the corner of his eye, Rhys can see something moving. It’s in the trees, in the hedges, and then…
There’s a Darkling on his bed, and it needs his help.
Haunted by the dying Darkling, Rhys must find the magical Nexus. Only then can he help to find a way home for the last living Darklings.