"A girl wakes in a field of dead grass. A swirling yellow mist presses close around her, so close that it is more like a blanket than a fog. She has no memory of this place. No memories at all. Except her name - Mara. As Mara takes her first steps, he appears in front of her. A pale solemn young man in a black coat with small silver skulls for buttons. The Messenger of Fear.