On the day Zachery Morely's mother asks him to fetch herbs from the garden, he never expected to find himself face to face with a demon. A demon who has planted the seed of a sinister tree that feeds off the living. Zachery and his father George request the help of the king to figure out what this tree means. Only when the tree consumes its first human being and takes it true, human-like form and hear its warnings do they realize their world is in serious danger. Zachery sets off on an epic journey with the king and the king's guard through lands of men, dwarves, and elves. He confronts elven wizards and dragons, and acknowledges he is more powerful than he thinks, in order to help find the champion of light and save his world from evil.