Hrägen is the greatest of the truchians; a warrior-class that lives deep in the snow-covered mountains. An accident wounds him, and a foreign shaman heals him. Once healed, Hrägen finds he has more power than before, yet it comes at a terrible price. Hrägen embarks on a long journey, with his love and his comrades, to hunt down the powerful shaman who forever changed him. Hrägen must journey through foreign lands that none of his people have ever dared to cross. Many will stand against him, but his most dangerous foe may be the callow youth within.