In a time when time was broken and time shards act like portals to the distant past, Jake must prove himself to be able to defend his town from the monsters therein. The problem is that he's shown no skills, and unless he discover what he can do, he and his team will never return. More
Jake was the town loser – at least he felt that way. Each of his apprenticeships required by the town of Hillside resulted in the dreaded “letter,” reporting failure. His time was running out. At his sixteenth birthday, Jake had to prove himself worthy of being a citizen of Hillside or be banished. The apprenticeships prepared youths for the Proving when they work as a group demonstrating their skills. The Proving took place in the Wilderness, a place where a fragment of time connected Hillside, a community centuries in the future, with a prehistoric time of monsters. During Jake's campaign in the Wilderness, intrigue ensues, and he must discover what his talents are to save the campaign.