An extraordinary wilderness, a boy genius named Jeffrey, a deadly quest...
And a wilderness-savvy, tall-tale telling, civilization-hating, wisecracking companion.
The land of Mira has no elves, dwarves, trolls, or unicorns. Instead, lurking in Mira is every wily creature ever named in American tall tales and fur-trapper legends.
The village of Fort Sanctuary lies on the coast of this extraordinary land. Twelve-year-old Jeffrey Jones, the printer's son, has a hard life here.
When knights from the old country raid the village and kill Jeffrey's family, he is cast into the wilderness on a quest to prove his worth and bring the raiders to justice.
His only chance for survival lies with his sole companion, a long lost uncle named Bogg, who calls the wilderness home. Rough, tough, civilization-hating, wise-cracking Bogg, with his bird's-nest beard and knife from the fang of a sabertooth, lost his brother to the raiders. He will hunt them down, and he's got no time for a young pup like Jeffrey.
They must set out together through a beautiful and deadly land, filled with forests and mountains, splintercats and hidebehinds, fur-bearing trout and four-legged hills. As Bogg and Jeffrey struggle to survive, they gain strength from each other, and draw closer to an inevitable confrontation with the raiders.