Six gods rule the land of Erisia. The people dutifully worship these six gods, mages pledge their magic and service to the gods, and the gods bless the people. Four of these servants are Rose, her husband Lance, and their two young children, Gary and Sue. Rose would swear herself to one of the gods, as is her duty as a mage, but she cannot; she has been cursed, and until that curse is removed, she is unable to enter into the service of any god. Rose begins to despair that she will never be freed, and if she cannot pledge herself, she may be cast out, if not punished, by the gods.
Then Rose happens across a very lost and confused boy who is . . . different. The boy called David not only has no memories, but he has absolutely no magic to speak of whatsoever. Realizing his potential, Rose offers not only to train him but to adopt him. David accepts, and so begins a shift in the world. The gods are not so nice anymore. The woods become to dangerous to travel safely. People disappear without warning and are never seen again.
Thirteen years pass. Just as David begins to get a grip on his power, and on who he is, Gary starts the rites that will bind him in service to the god of fire forever. However, Gary's intentions are not entirely clear, and a plot involving his pledge and all six of the gods starts to emerge. When Gary takes his final vows, the world is suddenly flipped upside down, and magic begins to rapidly disappear from a world where magic is life. It appears that the only one who can turn things rightside up again is the boy who shouldn't even be alive: David.