Deep in the folklore of Tallinore lies a dark story of betrayal and destruction, the story of a powerful sentient called Orlac who once razed the famed city of Caremboche, and almost destroyed the entire Land . .. Now, all sentients are feared and, once discovered, subjected to the barbaric practices of bridling and branding. But in a village far from the royal city, a young man, Tor Gynt, blazes with great power and healing abilities. In order to fulfil his destiny, Tor must leave his home - and his love, Alyssa - to become apprentice to the royal physic. The trouble is, Tor has no idea how important he actually is. His only guides are a man who is no longer a man and a mysterious woman who appears to him in his dreams. Aware of the magnitude of his powers but unsure to what end he is to use them, Tor embarks on a journey that will test his courage and his heart; a journey that can only end in triumph or betrayal.