Haven, the once bright and blessed city, has turned into a greying corpse of its former glory. Beauty has been exiled and fear has taken up pious reign over its citizens. The forests of Haven have been ravaged and decimated in an attempt to bring temporary illumination to the impending dark, but when the timber has been consumed, what will the people of this once-shining city do to light their world?
Though fear rules with hardened resolve and darkness eagerly awaits its victory; hope still remains.
Cal, a young groomsman in service to the Citadel of Haven, is one of the hopeful. A series of events orchestrated by a power greater than Cal draws him out of the city of Haven and into a tale of darkness and prophecy and legend. As his journey brings him maturity and wisdom, it also clearly outlines his quest: to seek the light.
This story begins to unravel the mysteries of the fast-darkening world of Aiénor. Cal discovers a colony of long-lost dreamers, an ancient race of terrible and powerful birds of prey, and a remnant of forgotten people trapped for centuries underneath a mountain fortress. The hope and promise of new light propel him onward into an expedition across the Dark Sea, where he encounters just a taste of the monstrous evil that awaits Haven when the light of the great tree is finally extinguished forever.