In a time of myth and legend, among the Runelords it is told that there was once One True World, whole and perfect. But an ancient enemy sought to wrest control of it, and the world shattered into countless "shadow worlds," each a dim reflection of that bright, perfect world. Armed with his sorcerous powers, Fallion Orden has sought to bind two worlds, but it is an experiment that goes terrbily awry, for now Fallion discovers that he has unleashed his ancient enemies upon his own world. . . .