Prince Aidan Gairden's life was planned out for him 800 years before he was born. On his 16th birthday, he will take up Heritage, the magical sword wielded by his mother and generations of Gairden ancestors before him, and lead the kingdom of Torel into a new golden age of peace and prosperity.
"narration wrecks this story!"
When drama teacher Paul Samson decides to put on a high school production of Macbeth, he forgets that it isn't just the Scottish play, it is the cursed play. And Paul soon learns just how cursed. After grappling with his principal, the PTA, his family, and his students, he must contend with witches, ghosts, and skeletons from his past. The show is destined from the outset to end badly, but no matter what, Paul cannot cancel the play. Theater has but one rule: The show must go on.
A visit to the cemetery, a brush against a strange headstone, and Max's life is changed. He experiences flashbacks of a life that isn't his, from a time before he was born. Some of the memories are pleasant, some are... disturbing. Max also sees a boy that no-one else can. He reveals to Max 20-year-old secrets, secrets that someone will go to deadly lengths to keep concealed. To right a tragic wrong, Max must leap into his new friend's past, not knowing how his actions will affect his own reality.