An ancient evil spawned beyond the known world emerges from the shadows, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. In the forgotten land of Avárel, the king is slain and his Palace of the Ancients is in ruins.
Endowed with a mysterious magic, twin warriors Alric and Aidan Godfrey of Avárel are destined for greatness-if they can survive the deadly perils in their path. The brothers learn that a ruthless warrior has been unleashed from the shadows with the sole purpose of annihilating their family. With their trusted companions and Alric's magical dog, Bane, they embark on a treacherous journey to the fabled city of Truth Mountain.
But the quest takes an unforeseen turn as creatures of legend and emanations from the darkest recesses of the mind continuously assault them. Fate intervenes as the intrepid heroes uncover a mystical race of elves and a religious military force whose origins are shrouded in secrecy. Yet what awaits them at Truth Mountain is more terrifying than they can imagine. Will the young twins survive to see their destiny fulfilled? The fate of Avárel hangs in the balance .