The Six are about to find out. Life will never be the same for them again as the collective dreams that six young people share turns into a nightmare. Three boys are kidnapped by soldiers in a mandatory draft: Jarah, a baker’s boy, and best friends Adain and Blaidd. They are helped by a soldier, Tristan, whose treasonous actions find them all on the run from the vicious Captain Eglog. As they flee towards the mountains, they are joined by three girls: Kex, a young girl whose parents have threatened murder if she refuses to marry, Tegan, the shoemaker’s daughter, and Djana, a tomboyish socialite from the City of Rhiannon. They encounter a shape-shifter named Irusan under whose tutelage they begin to understand that they can never return to their previous lives.
The young people learn that if they do not recover the Healing Crystal and insure its security, all of Ialana could be pitched into darkness. And when they learn what their true identity is, a betrayal that none of them expected to happen again threatens to defeat them.
The Six will find adventures they never dreamed about; adventures that take them to dark places where danger lurks at every step. They will also discover the answers to who they really are: answers that will shock and amaze them as their journey unfolds.