The boy awoke not knowing where he was, who he was and he couldn't see! The not seeing was fixed but he still had no clues. He did know things – like dampness – but not the voice that spoke to him from the unknown. When Lord Umber and his companions rescue the boy the voice tells them he is called Happenstance. Umber shortens it to Hap. Lord Umber and his friends discover that Hap is really very important to the world. Hap frequently does not understand Umber – and a lot of others often don't either. But Hap does learn to trust him and when he finally learns what is in the note that Lord Umber keeps hidden from him with promises to tell him about it “later” he is overwhelmed. How in the world can a boy who doesn't even know his name expect to save a world? This is a wonderful story of lost cities, sailing vessels that are alive and a marvelous boy with very odd, green eyes! Where will Lord Umber lead this unusual boy and how will he escape whatever is chasing him? Happenstance has been found but will he be able to find himself in time?