A young man (with a strange name) finds himself travelling to a very small city in the Northern Mountains. A city called Avameru. There he will find peculiarly mental strangers, particularly mad friends, and a couple of very serious enemies. All through no real effort of his own it might be added. There are car chases over winding roads gun battles in the morning and the plotting of war by night. There is some coffee and rather a lot of tea. There may or may not also be a girl. Or Prophecies. Or a Storyteller.