Owen Reeder has been told that he's nothing special all his life. He has always believed his only gift is his ability to devour books, but now he finds himself in a battle that will affect not only his world, but also a mysterious place called the Lowlands.
Owen and Watcher encounter harrowing danger on their journey to the desolate islands of Mirantha. As they struggle to stay alive, they wonder if they will ever find Mordecai--the one man who can help them continue their search for the King's Son. And if they find him, will he help?