The Garden of the Old Planter on Haven Ridge is the last bastion of green and growing things in a world turned to dust. A beautiful place surrounded by a high wall of thorny vines, it contains and preserves every kind of tree, flower, fruit and animal.
One bright morning, a thousand men march out of the desert, an army led by the cruel Magesh, seeking to defile the Garden with the blood of sacrifices. Armed with spear and sword, driven a terrible power and chanting the mysterious name, Deti Maranam, Lord beneath the Sand, they climb the ridge and take captive all those living in the shadow of the wall.
It falls to a young woman named Adhi to take up the mantle of the Old Planter and defend it.