The fate of the world and perhaps even the entire universe rests on the shoulders of seven reluctant individuals led by an ex-Shadow operative, his dead , or rather undead, wife and the next best thing to a goddess. Against their will, they have been endowed with powers beyond belief combined with an irresistible urge to come together in a living forest known as The Glen. More
A group of people are struck by shards from a meteorite. Instead of dying, they are imbued with extraordinary powers of magic and become irresistibly drawn to some mysterious destination in the western part of the United States. They don’t know why, they just know they have to be there.
Clyffe, recently widowed, ex-Shadow operative from a secret organization created by the President and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A tortured soul haunted not only by the deaths of many by his hand but also by visions and riddles he'd experienced as long as he could remember, decided to spend some alone time in the Colorado Rockies in a place he named The Glen, to figure out just what he would do now that his beloved Pauline had passed on. He becomes the first and most powerful of the new cadre of Archmages soon to appear on Earth.
Pauline, recently deceased then re-incarnated from her ashes by an other-worldly power as an incorporeal entity. Not quite ghost but not quite real either.
Tristan, a chipmunk caught in the accident which gave Clyffe his powers, imbued with Clyffe's mind and memories as well as a portion of his powers.
Gaia, the next best thing to a goddess. A powerful entity created when the Earth came into being to be its protector. She has fought throughout the ages to keep the delicate balance necessary to preserve all forms of life on Earth.
Shakti, Circe, Druid, Mel the Centaur, Alaun and Jen round out the circle of ten augmented heroes thrust, against their will, into the position of saving the Earth from not only a Dwarf Planet called The Rogue which is on a collision course with Earth, but also from...
Nergal, known as the Sumero-Babylonian god of the Underworld, and the source from which the legends of all other Underworld gods sprang. The legends fall far short of the reality. He is infinitely evil, extremely powerful, and sees Earth and its inhabitants as his playthings as well as a means to control not only the Universe but perhaps all of Creation as well. He feels he is justified since he helped create this universe.
Our heroes are irresistibly drawn to The Glen, a place in the Colorado Rockies transformed into a near-sentient forest with trees that move and speak, all controlled by Clyffe's subconscious, at least for the moment.
In their struggle to accept their new powers and learn how to use them they find love, trust and companionship. They slowly become more than just friends, more than just a group of reluctant heroes gathered together to protect the Earth. They become a Family.