Sophie had lost a child. She was looking for peace and rest.  Glenraven promised her that. JayJay had bad luck with husbands – a three time loser now, all she wanted to be was a million miles away from her small North Carolina town.  Glenraven seemed to be an Alpine prinicipality somewhere around Northern Italiy – according to the unique guidebook advertising Glenraven’s charms, the only way in was via obscure, almost non-traverasble Alpine passages.  But in reality, it was a magic kingdom of detached dimension from the known world.  What the natives of Glenraven was a couple of heroes who would free them from a ruler who was literally a monster in human guise.  What the natives got was Sophie and JayJay….They could have done worse!