Henry P. York moves to Henry, Kansas after his parents' maybe had been kidnapped, so he have to live with his Uncle Frank, Aunt Dotty, and his cousins Penelope, Henrietta, and Anastasia. Henry was having trouble falling asleep on his new bedroom. suddenly, something thumped against the wall above his head. he tried to force his eye to shut . but whatever had thumped outside of his wall was now scratching. so he decide to go to toilet. when he reach at the toilet, someone is in there, he hate knocking and conservation through bathroom doors. so he sit on the stairs and wait. when the door is open, he saw an old man stepped onto the landing. the man was short and had a polished bald head with white hair straggling off the sides, long tweed trousers were rolled up at his ankles and a purple satin bathroom's. Henry quickly use the toilet and come back to his room.
the next morning. Henry go to the town with his uncle, Frank. Uncle frank buy a new baseball glove and knife for Henry. back to home, he chatting with his cousin, Penelope, Henrieta and Anastasia. he wonder why thy share a room even though the house is big enough. Penelope explain that there is no other room for they to stay, there only left grandfather bedroom and aunty Dotty sewing room. Grandfather room got a huge bed, because grandfather is so tall. after grandfather died, the door won't open, uncle Frank had loss the key. it has been two years since grandfather died. now only Henry knew that his grandfather is dead, he wonder who is the man that he saw last night. Henry jerked awake and squinted in the light. a piece of plaster rolled down his forehead bounced on the top of pose, landed on his chest when he sat up.he saw two small knobs protruded from the plaster of the wall began picking chunks of plaster off the wall, he can see a little locked cupboards. While he works on peeling the rest of the plaster away with his knife, he and Uncle Frank try to break through the door to Grandfather's bedroom, to no avail. He and Henrietta then find a way into Grandfather's bedroom when home alone, where they find a journal filled with a map of the cupboards. Henry finds out that a narrow cupboard leads to what appears to be a post office box and receives a threatening letter, telling him that he may awaken an ancient evil if he continues. He and Henrietta also figure out how to open a black door to a place called Badon Hill, where a mysterious hand cuts him after he attempts to pull an unconscious Henrietta out.
One morning Henrietta mysteriously disappears, and Henry crawls through a cupboard in Grandfather's room to find her. He find Henrietta in a dark cupboard. They witness a group of people with wolves called "Witch-Dogs" kill a party, but they escape. Meanwhile, Uncle Frank attempted to find the two of them and opened the cupboard that led to Badon Hill. A witch and her cat emerged from the cupboard and stab Frank. The witch is Nimiane, and she has been strengthened by Henry's blood. Aunt Dotty, Penelope, and Anastasia run up to see what's going on, and Aunt Dotty falls into a similar state. Henry and Henrietta emerge from their cupboard and struggle with the witch, but it is Zeke, a boy who was just drop by to see if Henry was ready to play baseball, who knocks her out with a swing of his baseball bat. Dotty and Frank are rushed to the hospital but eventually become healed.
Henrietta discovered a creature that looked like a flying rhino in one of the cupboards. It is revealed that the creature, called a raggant, was banging against his cupboard, causing it to break through the plaster at the beginning of the book. Uncle Frank also tells Henry that he came from one of the cupboards as a child. The book ends when Henry receives another threatening letter from the post office box.
First book of a new fantasy adventure, written in the best world-hopping tradition and reinvented in N. D. Wilson's own inimitable style. this is a fantasy adventure reading book same as Narnia, i like the flow of the story, it become excited and excite very chapter. when Henry find out about the truth inside the cupboard, that is actually the story begin. the Aurthur use all the way to tell us and make us imagine what happen to the character and the surrounding.a lots of new words that i never use, i never know about it. i don't want to share it with you because i think you should read it by your self and find it. i actually had use my new words in my synopsis. i enjoy reading this book and i finish it only in 4 days which more faster than the book before this. If you enjoy watching Narnia, i bet you also will enjoy much with this novel. i think N.D Wilson have done a great job. :)