Zircon Gwithyas is destined to be the Guardian of the Door to the Void. Or so his parents tell him. Zircon has different plans. His goal is to be a normal teenager, preferably with a pretty girlfriend. For a nerd with glasses as thick as jam jars, that isn't so easy. The fact that Zircon lives in a derelict manor on a haunted hill with a bunch of spooky eccentrics for a family makes it even harder.
It becomes almost impossible when Zircon gets dragged into a dark, chaotic adventure in which he struggles to retain his sanity, win the love of the courageous yet irritable Joanna and impress his centuries-old ancestors, all while trying to save the world from a horde of blood-thirsty, sadistic demons.