An unlikely band of friends begin following the clues left behind in search of Merlin's lost journal. Finding allies and friends in some of the least expected places they forge onward from clue to clue toward their ultimate destination and reward. Learning about each other as well as themselves they travel from the heart of the Midwest to Europe on their quest. Each step along the way they feel the impending arrival of the evil only hinted at in the various clues. Will the evil emerge into a world totally unprepared to defend itself against such power? Will Merlin's journal contain enough help to guide them to a mastery of their unique skills and abilities in time? Will they be able to find the journal in time to do anything? Will the perils of the new world allow them to live through to see the end of the quest? Only time will tell.