The magik war came and the dragons were forced to intervene to prevent the world's destruction. They succeeded, but an emperor died and an empire began to slowly collapse into decay.
Rifts in the fabric of reality were formed in the cataclysmic violence of that war, rifts that magik could penetrate, if the wielder were either insane...or arrogant enough.
Adam and Charity have been separated by an unnecessary war. Charity believes her brother slain and has begun to seek her own way. Adam, torn by grief, seeks out the wizard Milward. Together, the two begin their search...and Adam his apprenticeship.