They are the shadows we see out of the corner of our eyes, the visions flickering past in the middle of the night. They are the elves, the fairies, and other legends of our creation. The Grey abound around us, are part of us, forever tied to our innermost thoughts. They seek to be truly real, to truly live, and for that they need a human anchor, a false king, who can give them substance. In Chicago, Jeremiah Todtmann is chosen for that unwitting role, but even as he tries to come to grips with the existence of the Grey themselves, he will soon discover that while some represent but the harmless dreams of men...others are their most deadly nightmares.