A blighted world is ruled by a beautiful queen, who sacrifices children to keep her youth. When a prophesied chosen one comes through a demongate from Earth, he succeeds in bringing water back to the desert wastes, giving the world a chance for new life. A wizard ally uses his skills to help find a way for the chosen one and his friends to return to Earth. A dark portal fantasy featuring a snarky
Badger: A dark skinned warrior who wears cornrows, he is determined to bring the chosen one to safety, hoping to save the world. His unfamiliarity with Earth slang and his snarky attitude provide humor, and his badass skills help him aid the chosen one in saving the world.
Griswald: A banished wizard, who believed he was bringing hope to the queen to explain a savior was coming and would save the children. He has sent Badger to bring the prophecy to completion.
Kai: Griswald’s young servant.
Queen Ahranel: The ruler, whose wizard keeps her young and beautiful through sacrificing children. All the adults in her kingdom were killed by a plague; only those who use magic and sacrifice have survived.
Gramaldy: An obese wizard who uses his magic to drink the life of children, keeping the queen young and beautiful. Though he is eaten by a Cappasiguard, his machinations cannot be stopped by a single death.
Gennin: A dance instructor of a troupe of boys. She and one of the dancers are transported to a different world during a storm at sea. (Possibly of Asian descent)
David Patrick: At first thought to be the only survivor of Gennin’s dance troupe, who arrives with her in a different world. Badger rescues him as the chosen one. When David and Badger go to rescue Gennin, they inadvertently free the waters beneath the desert, bringing new life to the planet and fulfilling a prophecy. Eventually, he becomes a gate master, able to open the demongates at will.
Vic: A sailor who tried to save Gennin and the dancers, and who was transported with David and Gennin.
Mark: A member of Gennin’s dance troupe. (Blond.)
Carl: A member of Gennin’s dance troupe. (Asian descent)
Cappasiguard: Whale-like creatures that may have intelligence. One kills Grimaldy to save David, Gennin, and Badger.
Mr. Dark: A black-hatted villain of a gate master.