For as long as there has been time, there has been the Tower, Babel. Standing tall, across a million universes, lay a holy land for those afraid of death. Within there were those who knew the secrets to attaining immortality: Nine clans, each governing an aspect of reality.
When one of those clans is utterly wiped out by an unknown assailant it sends tremors that will change the very life and destinies of trillions of people within the tower. Old powers rise and dark forces begin moving to take the place of the once great Hephaistia clan, to reshape the tower in their image.
Now, seven years later, a boy called Laurence is drawn into the tower and begins a journey that will reshape him from an innocent, inquisitive child. On this road he will battle against the greatest hopes from the eight clans within the tower, Golden Children sent to climb the crucible that is the tower.