Broken. That's what the world is now. The Long Drought is over, but the rain that falls burns like acid. Young Aster Wood is weak compared to the other survivors who flock to the cities. But when he finds a ragged piece of parchment in a hidden corner of his father's childhood home, he is pulled through the cosmos to a place no one on Earth knows exists. Here, the grass grows green and Aster is healthy again. Now, he must chase down the long-lost sorcerer, Almara, to discover the truth about his family's past and to learn what is yet to come for Earth.