Peace seems to, little by little, reign supreme over the fear that once gripped many in Akagheli even as King Ajutu plots his return. Almost a half-year on, a peculiar tragedy strikes, and affected villagers are again hagridden as they are reminded that the evil let loose by Mkpátáku ritual had only been on a brief pause, if at all. Called upon afresh, and helped by the Children of the Shadows, Nkem, Odera, and Namdi hunt down King Ajutu’s maidens convinced that not only are they responsible, but that the ailuranthropic beings are a sprinkling and an easy foe. As events unfold, the trio realize that they are up against more than they can shake a stick at, and victory appears ever more elusive. In Children of the Shadows: The Never-ending Fear, it becomes all too apparent that for good to triumph in the fight, for justice and peace, for the innocent child victims of the deathly conduct, a once and future course of action is required.