Deltora is a land of monsters and magic. The evil Shadow Lord is plotting to invade the land of Deltora and enslave its people. All that stands against him is the magic Belt of Deltora with its seven stones of great and mysteroius power. When the stones are stolen and hidden in dark, terrible places throughout the kingdom, the Shadow Lord trimphs and Deltora is lost. In secrecy, with only a hand-drawn map to guide them,two unlikely compains set out on a dangerously quest. Determined to find the lost stones and rid their land of the Shadow Lord, they struggle toward their first goal-the sinister Forests of Silence. Can they survive?