Karl, the boy that should never have been born has now been lost for two years.
The son of a trader, Karl has been kidnapped and dragged many hundreds of miles from home, but not entirely by strangers.
Karl's family have a secret, his grandparents were Guardians of the Knowledge, a small select group that can pass on their life essence to their grandchildren. Many are powerful users of magic, gifted from the gods, and collectively they hold the secret to the coming battle between good and evil, but part of the secret has been lost.
The time rapidly approaches that the evil force that has lain dormant will rise; and for that it will need to claim a vessel. Legend suggests it will attempt to rise three times and on the third occasion be successful - but legends can be wrong.
For Karl: lost, alone, prisoner, homeless, victim of some of the most vile people this new town can produce, and a potential sacrifice - a friendly face or two now would go a long way.
For some, the purpose of their existence was now over.
For Karl, death threats, magic, divine intervention, betrayal, abductions and murder - his adventure was just beginning...