The drifter is a man out of time. Plagued by visions of historic events he never could have witnessed, he struggles to understand the strange abilities that seem so natural. Then Death comes for him. With no choice but to run, he must find allies who can protect him until he learns why he is being pursued. The keystone of a terrible plan. A society of demigods buried in the rolls of history. Deadly schemes older than man. Welcome to the world of The Essentials.