Corporate careerist Avery is drawn into the hidden magical world after being named in prophecy to defeat an evil shrouding the world in darkness
Avery is ripped from his normal corporate life after learning he has been named in prophecy to defeat the Shade (an evil with ultimate designs to shroud the world in darkness). Discovering he is descended from magical heritage, Avery agrees to learn control of his magic and defeat the Shade. These plans are interrupted by the actions of the Witch Huntress who kidnaps Samantha, Avery's Oracle and guide to the magical world. Embarking on a quest to find his Oracle, Avery is joined by an elf, a bugbear and a vampire. While on his quest, he learns the Shade's goal of enveloping the world in darkness is to be achieved by killing each of the Dragon Lords, who exist to keep the balance between the world of Men and the world of Magic. His rescue of the Oracle leads him across the world in search of the Witch Huntress' lair, and culminates in a battle between Avery and the Shade. Avery then realizes he must learn to control his power if he is to have any hope at defeating the shade.