Lee:  The hero of our story.  Lee is one of the few people in the world who experiences reality the way people did at the beginning of time.  He can enter Mid Country, the world from which humans originated, and interact with the creatures who reside there.  Lee often wants to share his secret with his friends and family but is terrified that people will assume he is insane.  

Soon after Lee discovers Mid Country, his father abandons the family.  Lee’s mother eventually acquires two part-time jobs but does not make enough money to pay rent on the house.  To save their home, Lee begins a search for a treasure hidden deep inside Mid Country’s forbidden territories.