This second installment of the Trine Trilogy has Langland trying to paste back together Trine even as yet another plot threatens his world. He is romancing a lover on the island nation of Mordem while Considine, his confidant and partner, is playing two sides of a political fence. Brogan has landed upon an earth with a son. Together they will have to figure out what the nature of their existence is even as they conclude something is amiss on this earth they've been living on. Once things come to a head, will they be able to save themselves from erasure and will Langland be able to defeat the shaman? Otherwise, they can never be reunited. Worlds are at stake, but just who can be trusted becomes a particular item of concern.