The Gstic Frying Pan peeks behind the veil of the supernatural and has a good snigger at what it sees when Charlotte de Maupassant whom some hail Empress of Witches (too bad about the Edith Grove coven), returns to wreak her appalling revenge on Captain H. 'Geronimo' Sparesbrook. Her plans are thwarted by the horrific discovery that her son, Malcolm, has become co-tenant of a slime dripping, carnivorous, stringiform monstrosity dubbed 'The Owl-Thing'. Charlotte's wave of heartache, thaumaturgically enhanced, travels back through time, bounces off the Singularity, and returns up the aeons, adjusting history as it goes. Most sensationally, it snatches up the S'nang ull H'torem, the astounding Stone of Power from the civilisation of Atlantis, who want it back. So do the crow-like Valk people, from whom Atlantis stole it, and long-standing foes of Atlantis, the monks of the mystic city of Shambhala. Their secret agents, Eric the human and Egrah'nca the teddy bear, search for the Stone, confusing themselves and everyone else in sixty-nine chapters of fun, fervour and treachery.