The sun rose in a streak of red over the hills. It looked as though the land beyond was bleeding to death, especially when the red spread to the Lake of the Moon and the waters rippled in red rivulets backwards and forwards, backwards and forwards. Later Chinku was to remember that day in all its details, first the red sky, then the pointing fingers of the hills, and then the black shadow of the first of the raiders. Dragged by her father from the verandah and hidden in a rabbit hole, Chinku hears sounds of attack and realizes that a strange and deadly foe has been sent to attack her village the Shadow Armies of the King of Kalabash. In this world of turmoil and helplessness she is the only one who can save her village with the help of Matrix Stones and her special friend, the wolf boy.