There's only one thing Erik Seeton wants in his pathetic teenage life: to be left alone to wallow in the superficial miseries of his rejected love. But that's not what destiny has planned for him. One blisteringly cold December morning, Erik's friend Nate dares him to find the fabled French musketeer François Beauchamp's mansion in the woods. No one's ever seen it and most people think it's only a myth. When Erik and Nate actually find The Haunted Mansion, Erik discovers a breathtaking 17th century French rapier and claims it as his own. However, taking the rapier awakens Mystic Art, a powerful form of magic passed down through DNA, thrusting Erik into the heart of millenniums of strife and the ongoing war between two forgotten brothers. At first, Erik thinks he's the victim of circumstance. But he's quick to realize his friends and family are the ones in peril if he doesn't accept the magic forced upon him. Erik must confront and defeat an unleashed evil set on destroying the things he holds dear.