"The land under the lake really has turned upside down! Milo is summoned back to the strange, magical land (introduced in the first volume) by the Sorcerer, Valia's father, who was not only his enemy, but supposedly dead! But the Sorcerer is very much alive, and he needs Milo's help... It seems the village Milo befriended is in dire straights: the goldfish is very sick, the children have all been captured by giant spiders, and Valia has gone missing, all victims of the mysterious Black Queen. And apparently, Milo is the only one left who can find them and stop the Queen from wreaking further havok. His journey, however, uncovers a string of startling surprises..."--Provided by publisher.