An adolescent adventurer gets caught up in a war between good and evil after crossing through a space-time portal created by his physicist father, and arriving on a planet inhabited by towering extraterrestrials. Eight years ago, Simon Weir perfected the ability to explore distant planets without the need for space travel. Soon thereafter, he vanished without a trace. Years later, Simon's son Jac still refuses to believe that his father is dead. Upon discovering his father's stargate, Jac is transported 27.2 light years away to Planet Raphicca, where Simon is being held prisoner by a race of noble aliens preparing to battle a powerful enemy. With no time to lose Jac ...