Hallad Avarson knows nothing of the realms beyond his village. The
worlds, gods, magics, and the Shadow are only tales told on moonless nights.
What he does know is that something has always been missing from his life.
Then, one evening, a mysterious warrior maiden appears in the
Great Wood near his village. As their eyes meet, he knows--she is what fills
that void. An immediate and unexplainable bond is formed. Even though she does
not speak, he hears her voice in his head, and an overwhelming desire to
protect her at all costs wells inside him. At the same moment they meet, Hallad's little
sister disappears into the Shadow. As his friends and village turn against the
woman, blaming her for his sister's disappearance, Hallad and the warrior
maiden are forced to flee.
Now, Hallad is thrown headlong into the realms of magic,
manipulations, and worst off, the Shadow, who hunts both him and the woman.