The Fall has come, changing everything that Adam and Eve have ever known. Now they have been exiled from Eden, their idyllic and beautiful home, and thrust out into a much larger and harsher world. Here they must eke out a new life in the mountains shadows, among the fields where they have gathered some sheep for shearing and milking and have planted hardy crops of millet and barley. It is a difficult existence, and even as they teach their sons, Akah-Nah and Habeh-Lah, and their daughter, Hazuh-Rah, about the lost joys of the Beginning Place in regular remembrances and cling to a desperate hope that God may yet allow them to return, they are confronted by new fears.
In the east, there is a vast, open, unknown land, which the mountains do not cut off and which may hold a frightening secret: a challenge to their own views of themselves and of their unique place in the world. In the west looms a foreboding forest, separating them from Eden, and perhaps holding a secret of its ownthe new dwelling place of their old enemy who deceived them in the Garden.
In this stark, new reality, feelings grow strong and sharp. And soon one brother turns against another with consequences unimaginable for a familyand even a worldthat is fallen.