Galen Sword was born within that world. Destined to be an adept warrior, heir to the Victor of the Greater Clan Pendragon. Yet as a child, his birthright and his memories were stolen from him, and he was exiled to a world without substance, without magic, without hope: Our world.
But twenty years later, a mysterious chain of events restores Galen's memory of who he is, and hints at what he might become. Now Galen will stop at nothing to find the truth-and his home. But with no powers of his own, his only tools are those of science.
After three years of failure, Galen Sword discovers an enclave of shapeshifters in New York City. But when he tries to infiltrate their Ceremony of the Change, the beings who exiled him from his own world exact a hideous price.