The land of Ne’Th is strange, exotic, and in terrible danger. Evil forces are intent on invading and the land’s fate is dependent on the survival, and sacrifice, of four teenagers of earth whose only desire is to return home.
Ant Marsh is no hero. But when he awakens in Ne’Th, it is clear his days of blending quietly into the background are over. He has the rare power to shapeshift. The locals call him a magician, and he quickly becomes a sort-after commodity. His first human contact is disastrous—until a fellow foreigner intervenes. Trey Kelly bears a prophesized sword that he accidently obtained while being placed into the service of the king. It bears a single foreboding inscription: Sacrifice. Trey is determined to protect Ant after saving the timid magician, although he carries an emotional burden that he refuses to explain.
Meanwhile, the king, aware of a prophecy that would unite the land and threaten his rule, works to thwart the foreigners at every turn—as they, along with help from some intrepid locals, seek to fulfil the prophecy and earn their return home. Ant and Trey soon learn that nothing in their new world is simple or straightforward. Welcome to Ne’Th: where even the heroes don’t always survive.