The first book in The Awakening of Navi Septa trilogy, tells the story of seven young people who leave their home in the land of Teletsia because of its oppression by high priests, known as the Sorcerers. They leave in search of a better life and a means of finding a way of returning their homeland to a fairer system of government. Their hope lies in the kingdom of Sasrar to the north of Teletsia across the Sea of Illusion. Their journey there is not easy and tests them at each step of the way. Not only are they being pursued by the Sorcerers' soldiers, but they also find treachery in the places they have to travel through. There are some good people who help them, and they also receive spiritual and practical help from some mysterious keys. They don't realise it but they are fulfilling an old prophecy which is only the beginning for young people everywhere.