In a dream, Jake takes hold of a powerful sword, accessing its memory of a gruesome murder in front of a portal. Before the fatal blow, the memory is interrupted by something of terrifying power.
Rani, a warrior from the world of Wrathlabad, has been sent on her first mission, to protect a boy called Jake. It has scarcely begun when she is forced to return to her chief to consult him on a matter of urgency.
While returning home for a funeral, a ghost tells Jake that he must die. He is then accosted by a striking boy named Frost who knows far too much not only about Jake but the deeper nature of reality.