When artifacts from the tomb of an ancient Chinese legend, the Warrior King, go missing from a New Zealand museum, a forgotten world of darkness and an ancient war re-emerges.
Isabelle Kweon is enraged by the theft: She had worked alongside a team of Chinese scholars seeking to find the tomb. She found the tomb’s entrance, and everyone was astounded when they stepped inside to find it amazingly well preserved.
Meanwhile, Jian Zhao, a young Chinese man who fled the triads in Hong Kong, is living a quiet life in New Zealand, when he suddenly finds himself caught up in events connected to the tomb, together with his neighbour, Chris Mortimer.
At one point, Jian finds himself running for his life only to hear the voice of his dead uncle—a man he’d seen murdered—cry out, “I am coming for you!” The cry is followed by a cackling, evil laugh.
No one is safe as ancient forces return to haunt the present in Footsteps from the Shadows.