A human boy awakens in a 'non human' world and sees a human-like girl (Sirion) beside him. Sirion soon discovers that the boy has no memory of his past and she decides to help him. They soon meet Circe who is petrified by something he just witnessed. The human boy soon discovers that his 'humanness' pits him against the non-humans, as humans are seen as a threat. Ultimately, he is to be sacrificed to a dark lord. Fearing for his life, he escapes into the Realms trying to find his way back home.