There wasn’t much you would call special about thirteen-year-old Aaron Miles. Being a ‘birthy,’ at All Saints Boy’s home in east Chicago meant that he was little more than a bed and a file number. Aaron’s life was about to change. With the unwitting help of a local bully, Aaron would take his first shadow ride and learn that he is the key to the salvation of two worlds. More
Four crystals of light, forged during ancient times were given to each of the four kingdoms of Illudor. One crystal was given as a gift to each of the four kings to illuminate their land and scatter the darkness. A strict warning was given with each crystal, “use the light sparingly.”
Filled with greed and a foolish pride, the southern kingdom wasted their light. Now consumed with darkness the people of the southern kingdom sought to destroy the remaining crystals and throw all of Illudor into eternal darkness. When the crystal from the eastern kingdom was destroyed at Mt Darym, the escaping light tore holes in the thin shadow veil separating their world and ours.
The remaining two kingdoms banded together under one light, fighting against the darkness. To protect the remaining light it was decided that one crystal would be sent with a warrior through the shadow veil to be hidden in our world, never to return. Over the centuries, in times of great crisis, the light calls forth a hero. A descendent of the first Shadow Rider, Aaron must take his place in the legacy and defend the light; the fate of both worlds hangs in the balance. Aaron, with the help of courageous friends and mystical creatures, must find the hero within, battle dark forces and locate a mystical journal which holds which holds the secret to the crystal’s location and the salvation of both worlds.