Oberon and his motley crew of companions are sent on a quest, to see what is on the other side of the wall, Oberon is to document everything that happens and everything he sees, which of course he hopes, will include dragons. But as with all things, you should be careful what you wish for. Predictably (but not boringly), Oberon’s presence on this journey is anything but accidental but you will have to wait for the 2nd instalment to find out why he is so important to the Dragonwall and humanity’s future.
What follows is a classical tale of a dragon quest but there are enough differences to avoid making it feel like a budget version of LotR. We meet Majora, a reclusive old woman who has strange abilities, appearing where she couldn’t possibly be, moving things she couldn’t possibly move and living in a delicately balanced peace with ‘The Swamp people’, who whilst cliche in name are definitely not cliched in their character. Along for the trip are brother and sister Tannon and Layna who are half elf and have a really brilliantly believable sibling rivalry, and then Delvar , Tark and Vestos making up the group.