Has Matt Blurdy's luck run out? His emergence as the new Valhalladrim has enraged the dark force responsible for keeping the Helm dormant for nearly a hundred years. This tremendous evil has sent a powerful necromancer-a familiar face!-to bend the previous Valhalladrim's ghost to his will and reveal Matt's location. As if that's not enough to worry about, Matt's on-again girlfriend, Jill, discovers his connection to recently reported murders and thinks he's gone crazy. This Chosen One stuff is a lot more complicated than it's cracked up to be, and fate is closing in . . .
The worlds last hope for a savior is an overweight loser who goes by the name of Matt Blurdy. And his days just keep getting crazier an crazier. He has a date with his ex-girlfriend who has reentered his life and that very same night the Helm tells him he has more pressing matters. Finally succumbing to the Helms rantings (just wanted to shut it up) he goes looking for this great evil...only to find someone that has been a sore spot for Matt.
The next day as Matt an Jill are on their way to the video store a police officer tells that the manager was killed the night prior with a sword, Jill at first suspects nothing. But that night after night with Matt she uncovers his secret, the helm and a blood soaked sword. What she learns from Matt only makes her thinking him crazy that more evident, What will Matt do? Will he let her leave after telling her his story or will the Helm get him to do something horrible?