The story takes place in a “territory” (Universe separate from the “Second Earth” universe of the story, of which there are many.) called Denduron. Denduron has three suns, one to the east, the north, and the south, but besides that, it has most of the same characteristics as Earth. The story is based around two tribes: the Milago and the Bedoowan. The Milago are treated very poorly by the Bedoowan; they live in little huts without running water or even outhouses, and have to mine for a valuable stone called glaze every hour of the day in order to meet the demands of Kagan, the queen of the Bedoowan. If the Milago do not meet the required supply of glaze which changes for each day, then one of them is killed by being pushed into an abandoned mine shaft. This process is used by a weight system that weighs the person in glaze. The Bedoowan have more advanced tools and technologies such as running water, stoves, and artificial light. File:Pendragon.jpg
This book, the first of the series, is written as two different subplots happening at the same time. One subplot is Bobby’s adventures in the territory of Denduron, but the story also tells of his friends back on Second Earth, Mark and Courtney, who read of Bobby’s adventures in the journals he sends them.
The story starts with Bobby, a normal fourteen year old boy, preparing to leave his home to play in the state basketball semi-finals, but before he leaves, Courtney Chetwynde, a popular girl at his school, comes to his house and admits her feelings toward him. After a passionate kiss between Bobby and Courtney, Bobby’s Uncle Press arrives and tells Bobby to come with him.
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They drive on a motorcycle to a boarded-up subway station in the Bronx, where they meet the main villain, Saint Dane, whose goal is to destroy the barriers between the ten territories of Halla; every territory, person, living thing, and time there ever was and will be. Saint Dane is disguised as a cop, but Uncle Press recognizes him and tells Bobby to run. Uncle Press shows Bobby a hidden transport called a flume. The flume will bring Bobby through space and time to different territories. He and Bobby travel to the territory of Denduron, where Bobby learns how he is not an ordinary fourteen-year-old boy, but a Traveler chosen to fight Saint Dane. Bobby meets Loor, the Traveler from Zadaa and Osa, Loor’s mother. Soon after they meet, Osa is attacked and killed by Bedoowan knights while taking Bobby from the mines. They also meet Alder, the Traveler from Denduron, Rellin, the chief miner of the Milago, and Figgis, a strange merchant who attempts to sell anything he can get his hands on.
When Bobby and Press arrive at Denduron, they change their clothing and find a bobsled, along with two spears and a dog whistle, left by the acolyte (a person native to a territory who aides the Travelers by leaving items such as clothing and means for transportation).
Bobby and Press start their descent from the mountain, and they are attacked by twelve quigs (animals Saint Dane uses to patrol the gates of the flumes; the appearance of quigs vary among the territories).
They manage to live through the situation by using the dog whistle and the spears, but the sled crashes, and Press is kidnapped by Bedoowan knights. Bobby, Alder and Loor try to rescue him from the Bedoowan castle, armed with a backpack full of tools brought from Bobby’s home, Second Earth, to make the job of rescuing Uncle Press easier, despite the warning Press gave Bobby that territories are not to be mixed (through items or otherwise).
During this time, Bobby realizes that the Bedoowan live a luxurious and lazy life, as they listen to music, relax on pillows, and eat, attended by the pallid, taciturn Novans. Also, technologically speaking, the Bedoowan are years ahead of the Milago with inventions and devices including dumbwaiters, running water, and artificial light. Bringing items from Second Earth turns out to be a mistake. While Bobby is sleeping in a mine ventilation shaft before the rescue attempt, Figgis had stolen a flashlight from Bobby’s bag. When Bobby, Loor, Alder, and the newly rescued Press return to the Milago village, they discover that Figgis, the native merchant, had been selling tak, an unstable explosive that is to be used as a weapon to free themselves from Bedoowan rule. The final component to build a weapon that will destroy the Bedoowan (and probably all of the Milago village, though the Milago are willing to take that risk) is the battery and the switch from the flashlight, which Bobby accidentally supplied. Their plan was to present the tak bomb to the Bedoowan during the transfer ceremony (where the Bedoowan receive the glaze), disguised as a rather large mine cart of glaze, and destroy the remaining Bedoowan with smaller amounts of tak.
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They manage to stop the chief miner Rellin from setting the bomb off, and all the Bedoowan and the Novans evacuate to a field, where the battle between the Milago and the Bedoowan is to take place. In the meantime, Bobby and Loor are faced with the task of getting rid of the bomb. Bobby starts by getting the quigs out of the pen to eat of the milago men and the knight preventing the bomb from being detonated. After waking up some of the quigs and having Loor open the pen door, the quigs rush out and slaughter some of the men there. Right before Relin set the bomb Uncle Press nails a spear into his arm. Rellin lies there struggling. Uncle Press picks up the bomb to disarm it and then he realizes that the quigs were getting the upper hand. He took desperate measures and threw the switch with some tak into the quig’s mouth. It left the quig in little bits. When they realize that they left the gate open and another quig appears, Bobby leaves. The bomb is gone except for one small ball, which Bobby slips into his pocket. At this point, Figgis the merchant lures Bobby and Loor into the mines, where they find an immense supply of tak. They soon realize that Figgis is really Saint Dane.
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The real Figgis died when one of his own traps backfired. Disguised as Figgis, Saint Dane sold the tak to the Milago, urging them to rebel against the Bedoowan. At the same time, Saint Dane has disguised himself as Mallos, Queen Kagan’s chief adviser, and had turned Bedoowan minds further against their neighbors. The traps that the real Figgis set trap Bobby and Loor with Saint Dane in the mine. Seeing it is the only way out, Bobby throws his small ball of tak at the large supply, which ignites the tak and will cause all of it to explode underground. Saint Dane escapes the impending destruction by using the flume in the mine to go to the territory of Cloral. By sending a high speed wave of water and a giant shark back through the flume Bobby can’t follow. To make matters worse for Bobby, the water knocked Loor against the wall of the cavern knocking her unconscious. Bobby just manages to escape the explosion by pushing a mine cart that held the unconscious Loor into the ocean through a ventilation shaft. When Bobby swims back to the shore and surveys the damage, they find that although there had been lots of destruction because of the explosion, most of the people are still alive, including Uncle Press and Alder. The castle, symbolic of Bedoowan rule over the Milago, falls into the ocean because of the force of the explosion, most of the Milago huts are destroyed, and the glaze mines are forever closed. Thus, the two tribes can use their best strengths to rebuild and improve each other’s lives (Milago-farming and building and Bedoowan-engineering and chemistry).