Unknown worlds of mystical enchantment, magical beings and mythical creatures bring from fantasy to enlighten the distraught heart and confused mind of a timid ten year old boy, Burris Samson Debowski whose dreams have perpetually haunted him since the time of his father's disappearance, haunting immensely more with the passing of his loving mother. Dreams of which become reality as he becomes something more than ever dreamed in a world parallel to his. A world of dark spells, cold wars between wizards, dragons and kings. Wars that only he can put to an end as the hero... As the savior.
Burris... though through hardships and emotional loss, has always persevered with everything he does as tragedy replays itself over and over in his life. He gets good grades, has a loving grandmother and a loyal best friend. Why and how can this be..? are the constant questions burning, forever wondering if these tragedies are his life at all, always feeling a beckoning, a new life awaiting, an old life returning in flashes and dreams or a parallel life presently happening. A new life, has always been Burris' wish and he got what he wished for. A life of new friends and wondrous magic on a world where he is a legend...