The small town of Deadmans Landing sits at the very edges of the world, literally. Nobody really knows why but the gods never finished making the world, just beyond the town over the worlds edge mountains lies The Nothing, an endless abyss where the finished world should sit. The inhabitants of the town are likewise unfinished, all of them born with some deformity or missing some body part. Randolph however is born perfectly normal and, as a result, is one of the least normal people in the village. Randolph is a Complete, a once a generation occurrence, he is destined to become leader of the village. Under the tutelage of Janus, wizard and also a Complete, Randolph begins to learn the true nature of the world, the mysterious art of Dreamwalking and of the deep and dangerous ways of magic.