In a dark world, the light within you is all you have. Scott Evard knew Jimena Chigall as an artist and lover, but never as the guardian of a world that is a shadow-replica of our own. After saving her life, he follows her into a place where the moon rules, the sun never shines, and where those with evil in their souls, and those who have been harmed by evil, dwell in an uneasy balance of power--a balance that has been upset in favor of the evil shadows by Jimenas neglect of her duties. The two of them journey through the shadow world to discover why evil has risen and to put to stop to it. Scott notices that Jimena will stop at nothing to accomplish her mission. She will even use evil means when they suit her. Along with her slave, Drya, they go up against the forces of the deepest darkness in this world--a darkness that can dwell both within and without.