In the days of old when knights ruled the Castle Rockshade, Kyla does not want to be forced into marrying the evil Sir Edwin O’Hane. She persuades Shane, the man she really loves to escape with her to the surrounding forest. She has friends there who can help, from Sliver a transman, half human and half tree to the forest dwarfs and talking birds.
Edwin uses magic to trace her. After his attempts initially fail he returns to select another bride, this time Jaythen Gardan. She suffers badly and cries out for help. The forest animals hear her call, she is rescued and joins Kyla and Shane.
The prophecies from The Great Book of Everything That Will Be are about to be played out.
The magic of the land arises to a power never before seen. However, the good, through a twist of fate, turns evil and a docile creeper turns into a voracious monster that consumes everything in its path. Without divine intervention it will smother the forest and the human lands beyond. Nobody can stop it.