The setting of this story is another world called Lyran, the time is unknown. The main character, Jason, just got transferred to Lyran through the mouth of a hippo.
Where am I? Where's the hippo?
In the rising action Jason has to go on a quest to collect the syllables to a word that if spoken in the presence of Maldor, an evil emperor, it will unmake him.
The second syllable is at a sea cliff. There is a man living in a cave at the bottom, he will give you the syllable. You must unmake Maldor!
Jason has finally collected all 6 syllables and is in front of Maldor here. He has just spoken the word, but something is wrong! It did not unmake him, and Jason just forgot the word as the blind king did! Jason is brought to the dungeons for torture.
In the dungeons Maldor says the word is a fake. While Jason is being tortured he is rescued by Ferrin, a displacer Jason and a friend figured out was working for Maldor. He is pushed into a well, the only passage way back to Earth.
Jason found himself in a corn field. He starts toward a house. He only knows on thing: he needs to get back to Lyran.