Tom is a twelve-year-old village blacksmith's apprentice with a taste for adventure. He works hard for his uncle Henry, and pretends to duel when his duties are done for the day. But once his village is threatened, Tom's adventures will no longer be imaginary. He is sent to the king to beg for help and protection, only to find that things are more dire than he thought. The Dark Wizard has crafted a terrible spell. The ferocious creatures that once guarded the land and kept everyone safe are now terrorizing the kingdom! It's up to Tom to set the beasts free and break the evil spell.Epos the Winged Flame has been taken by the next sinister Beast of the Dark Realm, Skor the Winged Stallion. Tom and Elenna must venture further into Malvel's wicked kingdom to return the good phoenix to its rightful place, protecting the kingdom of Avantia.