Andrew is a lonely orphan who discovers that his destiny is more wonderful and frightening than he could have ever dreamed. He firsts suspects this when he is suddenly and mysteriously adopted and receives a parcel and a letter that tell him that he has, in fact, a family; and warns him ...of danger that threatens you... .He is then abruptly kidnapped and launched into an adventure in which nothing is familiar, and nothing makes sense. That is until he meets up with his rescuer, Kereth, who at last tells him: You are not in England, you are nowhere in the world you have come from. You were kidnapped by the Sorcerers and brought here; this is your true country. And so Andrew must face the challenge of seeking the Runes of Arkhan, and restoring, in himself, an heir to the throne of Taren.