What we think affects how we see the world; what we believe can change the world.
For Charlie and Melissa Thompson this is more than greeting card philosophy, it's something they have to live with every day. Charlie is a novelist with a god-like gift. What he writes becomes real, and when Melissa reads his work it takes on a life of its own. Together they have created worlds based on Charlie's novels, without even knowing what they have done. When Charlie begins to realize the truth he suffers a nervous breakdown and wakes up in the hospital raving about a Shadowed Man. For Melissa, the problem becomes even more personal.
Melissa awakes in a forest within one of the worlds that she and her husband brought to life. She has to find a way to survive in situations she never dreamed she would face. She needs to discover and use her own magical power of creation in order to gather the heroes that will help her get back to her husband. She thinks she is facing a struggle between Creation and Destruction, but she is unaware of the Shadowed Man's thread of Chaos being woven into the tapestry of their story.
Melissa calls to her side Ingvar the barbarian king, Mikey the Scarlet Rat a master thief, and Celora, High Priestess of Arluun. Together with their companions, the band of heroes must resolve the chaotic damage done to Charlie's worlds so that they can pass through to reach him before his mind and soul are lost to Chaos.