Something strange happens to Joe and Marge on the way to El Paso. They run into Throckmorton P. Ruddygore, a strange wizard who informs them that they are going to die in nineteen minutes and eighteen seconds.
But they also have a choice. They can abandon the current world by taking a ferryboat across the Sea of Dreams to a new life in a new world, full of magic, fairies and wonder.
But along with all its wonders, the new world is also the site of an ancient battle still being fought between the forces of Evil and Good, and the forces of Hell threaten to unleash perpetual darkness.
Joe and Marge not only need their wits to survive in this unpredictable and dangerous world, but must somehow help prevent the oncoming Armageddon.
About the Author
"A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction" has praised Jack L. Chalker for his ." . . inexhaustible imaginative concepts," adding that he is very popular with the non-stop action SF readers," who, in Chalker's case, number in the hundreds of thousands. Author of numerous best-sellers, Chalker is a familiar figure at SF conventions, often as a guest speaker, frequently as toastmaster.