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The Stone of Life is the beginning of the journey of Michael Anders, a sixteen year old boy who finds he has been in possession of a legendary magical artifact, the Stone of Life, for his entire life. Thought long lost, the stone is a part of an ancient prophecy, if one unites all the stones under his power, he shall become the god over all.
After his father is murdered before his eyes, bringing to light his latent magical powers, he is forced into a quest to find the other stones of power, before the evil wizard Deldamar. Leaving his small village of Elisar, he begins his quest by setting off with his brother Alex and a few other companions, searching for the Stone of Water.
Along the way he is separated from his companions by a magical trap set by Deldamar. Continuing on he travels to the legendary magical city of Spheria, where he enters the impenetrable crystal sphere and learns of his destiny and how he must achieve it.
While in the city he is thrust into the attention of the entire magical world, stepping into his role as the leader of the Order of Life, and starting the Order to begin recruiting for the battles that lie ahead with Deldamar.
Leaving the city he continues his journey, after being reunited with his brother and travels on to the last known location of the Stone of Water, a sleepy little hamlet called Drongalstone. Part way there he comes across a cave of wonders, an ancient repository of magical artifacts, known as the Cache of Life.
Eventually he reaches Drongalstone, but too late, Deldamar had already been there and the elder had been murdered, the stones whereabouts lost with her.