Padraig “Sean” O’Dubhagain (pronounced as Seen, don’t call him Shaun) has had a hard and unlucky life. His father is unknown, his mother was killed the day he was born, and he was raised by an unloving aunt and uncle who kept him ignorant of his past and worked him near to death, literally. Their plans for his trust fund was all that kept him alive.
Discovering this, he battles free of his family and heads to Phoenix, Arizona, with his newfound wealth to pursue his dream, stay warm, ride motorcycles, get an education, chase girls, and bid a fond “screw you” to his past life and fishing in particular.
For once in his life, things are looking up. Until one night, he’s kidnapped but not for his money. A madman claiming to be a mage wants to enslave him to make use of Sean’s “special abilities.”
A pendulum swings both ways. So if magic is on one side and normal is in the middle, what’s on the other end of the arc? Sean finds out the hard way and thus starts the ride of rescues and reabductions, fights and friendship, magic and monsters, girls and guns, clans and conclaves, bonds forged and betrayals concluded, lawyers, lackeys, and lies, oh my. Everyone wants a piece of him in one fashion or another. Everyone tells him “things aren’t what they seem,” a lesson they themselves will relearn.
Life outside the mundane is exciting, but it can be brutal and messy, only more so when it’s played for the highest stakes of all—survival and possession of one’s own soul.