Destruction of The Endless abandoned his realm 300 years ago. Failing to convince her other siblings to help, Delirium gets Dream to help her look for their brother.
They travel through the waking world, but bad things happen to those around them and others who were once acquainted with Destruction. Finally, they must consult a family oracle, setting up the finale of the saga.
Afterword by Peter Straub.
The song lyrics on Pages 19 and 20 are from "Tear In Your Hand" from the album Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos.
On the very last page is a poem titled "The Characters" by Henry Treece written in 1946.