Falk was a fully grown man, alone in a dense forest with no trail to show him where he had come from or who – or what – he was. The forest people took him in and raised him almost as a child, teaching him to speak and training him in forest lore.  But they could not solve the riddle of his past. So he set out on a perilous quest to Es Toch, City of the Shing, the Liars of the Earth and the Enemy of Mankind, to find his true self.