The Kingdoms of Magic lay shattered beneath the foul machines and poisoned air of Outland Invaders. But a prophecy uttered by a tranced Princess set two young champions - the giand apprentice Mage Jarron, and the Lady Marianna - on a strange and deperate quest, a last chance to save the empire strand.
From the college of Magic to a void beyond time and space; through gale torn seas and barren ice-clad peaks; past slavers, ritual child-killers, and the HIght Thrall of the Dead...in a world of wierd creatures-fever trees, talking bumblebirds, flying cloudsteeds, huge, savage warcats - Jarrod and Marianna had to find the one creature that could save the Strand...the rarest creature of all.
A beast that didn't exhist.
And that was the easy part.