by Joseph Iorillo
psy·cho·man·te·um (sī´kō-man´tē-əm) n. A dimly lit chamber consisting of a large gazing mirror or reflective surface used for the purposes of communing with spirits of the dead.
In an attempt to contact the spirit of her deceased father, Melissa Chambliss constructs a ritual chamber in her home, a mirrored room known as a psychomanteum. But instead of gaining closure with her father, she receives cryptic messages from a mysterious entity known only as the Black Prince. In her quest to make sense of the messages, Melissa seeks the aid of Ben Ridgeway, a psychologist with experience in the paranormal. Following the Black Prince's clues, they soon find themselves on the trail of an elusive murderer. Unwilling to cease her investigation, Melissa is drawn into a dark and dangerous world, and as she gets closer to discovering the identity of the Black Prince, she begins to discover an emerging truth about herself.