A deadly enemy, from beyond the gates of Nowhere, is breaking through the formidable spells that bind it. The key to its destruction lies buried deep within the mind of James Cadwallader, the son of a human family, especially chosen to be entrusted with the secret wisdom of their ancestors. The threat is growing ever stronger. His father is ill, his little sister in danger, and the menace creeps ever closer. Their last remaining hope is to unleash the forgotten magic James holds, a magic both powerful and wild, only to be used in a time of dire need. That time has come. But James needs help. He can only release it with the aid of the dragon, but first, they must search for the guardian, the one who must give the dragon his true name, and they are running out of time.