Rhys North awakens to find that his village has fallen prey to a dark curse. All life and colour has been sapped from the land, and every single inhabitant of Longford has perished during the night; all except Rhys.
Amidst the ruin Rhys comes upon a mysterious stranger named Arlas: the leader of the Circle of Magi, an ancient order of magical warriors sworn to protect the inhabitants of the continent of Cambria against dark magic and mythical beasts. Driven by the need to uncover the truth behind the fate of his village, Rhys embarks on a journey to join the Circle of Magi, yet in doing so he becomes entangled in cataclysmic events that threaten peace across the continent.
Thrust to the forefront of a conflict that has been building for centuries, Rhys is forced to seek out long lost stone circles that reside in every forgotten corner of the continent in a desperate attempt to save the world from a fanatical mage of unspeakable power.