For millennia the Terracan have merged with the sky stones, travelling their mysterious paths, searching for the Dreaming Stone and the path back to those who sent them, the alien Cad a Hoi. Then hope comes with the birth of the twin Messiahs. Soon the Terracan's guiding Prophecy will be borne out and the Dreaming Stone's whereabouts known. But, King Vicehorn, believing his empire threatened, pursues the Terracan mercilessly. He attacks their northern settlement and the Messiahs, Dillapan and Tontith, accompanied by the beautiful, enigmatic Coonishinook and her fire brother, Teeka, flee into the unknown and an adventure in which they encounter strange lands, fantastic cities and fabulous creatures. Their lives, loves and loyalties will be torn and tested before the ancient Prophecy leads them to an unbearable truth, the solution of which lies 60,000 years in the future.