When Owen sees his classmate Bethany climb out of a book, everything changes in his life. Owen talks Bethany into letting him come with her into the new Kiel Gnomenfoot book. Owen promises that he will not do anything but watch as the story unfolds. However, Owen does not keep his promise. When he interacts with the characters in the story, things go terribly wrong. Owen must become the hero that he wants to be, to help fix everything.