Harlano will stop at nothing to capture Orry. The metal head contains magical knowledge that the evil wizard is desperate to obtain. Only the young apprentice Mikal and his scrappy friend Lyra stand in his way. From the Miracle Fair, through the perilous woods of Periskold, down the rushing Tombow River, and to the coast of Farhaven, Mikal and Lyra must evade the powerful Harlano and his henchmen. The two youngsters fight dangerous creatures and face mysterious magic throughout their daring journey.