Yosef can only remember two things besides his name. The first is a pair of creepy, yellow eyes amidst black wisps of darkness. The second is a voice telling him to follow a road. When the road brings him to a city, he soon discovers he has a special sense, one that can hear the voice of silence and feel the presence of unseen entities.
On his travels to the south, Ninthalas discovers Yosef in a shack for an inn. According to a few remaining refugees from Yosef’s hometown, the boy is the only one to escape the clutches of a mysterious enemy known as the Black Assailant who led an attack on their village. Ninthalas wishes to bring Yosef north with the hopes of providing him with a new home, but the Black Assailant has picked up their trail.
And she isn’t pleased that Yosef escaped.