Born into a low income family, Byeol was supposed to be the star child who got them out. Her family's dreams came to a startling halt when Byeol was three. Her tantrums were so much more than a simple tantrum. There was no stopping them. Most children stopped when they got what they wanted, not Byeol. The older she got, the less she acted out. Her parents thought that maybe there was still a chance, but they didn't see what she did. They didn't feel the things she did. Byeol was her parents biggest regret. Once she turned eighteen, she up and vanished. She couldn't stand bringing pain and suffering to her family. That's all she's ever known, and the last thing she wanted was for them to feel how she did all these years.
To say Tristan Batraz has had a rough life would be sugar-coating his situation. He and his mom have lived in five different towns (and heading for his sixth), been relentlessly bullied in every last one of them, and is being forced to live with his curmudgeonly grandfather who hates anything pertaining to magic, mythical beasts, or fantasy worlds; the very things Tristan adores. Mix that with his dominant Asperger's Syndrome, and it seems like it will all result in a miserable freshman year of high school. Until, on the first day at Tristan's new school, he meets Gwyn, an energetic and optimistic girl who gives Tristan a chance. Oh, and she also lives in a world called Minntreima, a realm where humanlike animals thrive and humans are a rarity. To Tristan, a born fantasy lover, being able to live out his own fantasy adventure is a dream come true. But something sinister is threatening this new realm with an approaching destruction, and if Gwyn and Tristan don’t discover what is happening or how to stop it, Minntreima won’t be the only world in danger; Earth will also face its premature doomsday.