With his dying words, H — Jacob Portman's final connection to his grandfather Abe's secret life — entrusts Jacob with a mission : deliver newly contacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known only as V. Noor is being hunted. She is the subject of an ancient prophecy, one that foretells a looming apocalypse. Save Noor, save the future of all peculiardom. With only a few bewildering clues to follow, Jacob must figure out how to find V, the most enigmatic, and most powerful, of Abe's former associates. But V is in hiding and she never, ever, wants to be found... With enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob's story continues in the fifth instalment of the beloved #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series.