All Nud Leatherleaf ever wanted was a normal life and his parents back. That seems impossible after he uncovers a powerful ancient artifact – a gateway to a greater consciousness.
As its elusive powers surface, Nud pieces together the forces behind a series of vicious attack... s in his community, and is drawn into a high stakes game orchestrated by a ruling madman with an unquenchable thirst for power. His reluctant role in the destruction to come appears inescapable. Worse, his actions lead to the capture of his close friends. With their lives hanging in the balance, Nud must tap into an inner strength and learn to harness the power of the SPARX stone before it is too late.