Fourteen-year-old Archer is a dreamtreader, one of three people in the world that are entrusted to defeat evil forces lurking in the Dream and to stop the Nightmare Lord, who terrorizes the dreams of innocent people all over the world. But the other dreamtreaders have disappeared and only Archer is left in the fight. With strange sightings in the Dream, Archer thinks that someone who isn't supposed to be there is trespassing.
In waking life, a new boy from England has suddenly become popular overnight, with hoards of classmates as his followers, including Archer's best friend Kara. Can Archer figure out what is happening in the Dream and in reality?