Richard Mayers is a bastard son, denied his inheritance and legacy. Somehow he must regain it and claim what is truly his. There are two things Richard Mayers does not believe in, magic and love. He must learn to believe in both if he wants to save Shadowvale.
Mahrri Korland is an orphan in hiding. She is sent on a secret mission, one unclear and open ended. She has great faith in both love and in magic. When the Kingdom of Shadowvale is threatened these two strangers must join forces to save what matters most to them, their families, their homes. Together Richard and Mahrri face a great and powerful magician. In the end they discover that only one thing posses greater power than magic, love.