It's 1955, and Benjamin Burrows and Janie Scott are trying to live a safe, normal life in America. It's not easy when they have the power to prevent nuclear disaster, and sinister forces are circling. Soon the advice of a mysterious, unscrupulous magician propels Janie and Benjamin into danger and toward the land of the dead. Meanwhile their friend, Jin Lo, washes up on a remote island where an American spy is stationed and finds herself on the trail of a deadly threat in China. But she's on the other side of the world - how can Janie and Benjamin reach her? The triumphant finale in the trilogy that began with Maile Meloy's best-selling, critically acclaimed The Apothecary and continued in its captivating sequel, The Apprentices, The After-Room is full of enchantment and heart.