Sophie had lost a child and was looking for peace and rest.  JayJay had had bad luck with husbands – she was now a three time loser and all she wanted was to be a million miles away from her small home town. Glenraven seemed to be an Alpine principality  – obscure, quiet and with almost non-traversable passages the only way in.  In reality, it was a magic kingdom detached dimensionally from the real world.  What the people of Glenraven needed was a couple of heroes to free them from their ruler, a monster in human guise.  What they got was Sophie and JayJay – but they could have done worse.