Landover was a real magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement promised. But after Ben Holiday bought it he discovered a few details were omitted. The Kingdom was in ruin, the Barons refused to recognize a King, and the peasants were without hope. A dragon was laying waste to the countryside, while an evil witch plotted utter destruction. Ben's only supporters are an incompetent Court Magician, a talking dog who serves as Court Scribe, and lovely Willow who has a habit of turning into a tree in the moonlight. The legendary King's champion, The Paladin, seems only a myth. The Iron Mark, Lord of Demons, has challenged claimants to the throne to duel to the death--a duel no mere human can win. It seems hopeless, but Ben Holiday is stubborn.