A tale of history and legend, myth and belief, truth and lies - but at its heart is a story of fathers and children and what is passed from one generation to another. Long ago, a group of men became the Elfarans, altered by magic to resemble the elves of the great sagas. An internal dispute caused a number of Elfarans to leave their home on Dragonara Isle and found a new homeland on a new continent. Their descendants have come to believe they are real elves and superior to mere humans who have no magic abilities and they have sealed themselves away from any contact with anyone else. But one of these elves fails his magic test and is banished to live in the human world, starting a chain of events that will change lives and nations.