I have loved this book so far and am anxious to read more! In the first few chapters, Lorelei explains her history. First, her dad was an astronomer and always saw one comet every night. When she and her family go camping, a storm closes in. Her little brother, dad, and mom all disappear! Outside of the tent, Lorelei sees black tentacles. A year later, she believes that she might have a clue to the disappearance. she goes to get it and finds nothing, but writes in the air, I want my parents back. Suddenly, she sees a gryphon. The gryphon tells Lorelei that she summoned him and is fighting the monster that, apparently, took her parents. Lorelei summons a portal and sends the gryphon home, but decides to jump in herself. That is all I have gotten to so far but I am anxious to read more.