In another universe there drifts a strange Earth, encircled by three Planes - three mysterious dimensions that help sustain the world in its vigorous life and beauty. But the Earth is doomed, overwhelmed by the evil of the great Serpent M'gulfn that dwells in the snows of the far north. At the House of Rede, last refuge of the wise, Ashurek, Estarinel and Medrian gather to launch a desperate Quest against the Serpent. Ashurek, to right the wrongs he has perpetrated as Prince of the terrible empire of Gorethria. Estarinel, to save the gentle land of Forluin that has been ravaged by the Worm. And Medrian. silent and sinister, she can tell no one her reasons. Together they must travel through realms of wild beauty and utter horror to make the ultimate, impossible sacrifice. Three warriors. An epic Quest. They are the world's last hope.