Sam Baron is about to get the shock of his life. First, his substitute English teacher claims to have turned his old teacher into a lizard. Then, a strange dwarf named Rego arrives and claims Sam is from a magical realm called Orkney. When his friends are taken prisoner, it's up to Sam to save them. Sam embarks on a journey to Orkney through a stonefire to find his friends, but when he arrives, he discovers that an ancient curse has turned the sun a poisonous red and threatens to destroy the land.