In a bronze-age world, 13 year old Sivas finds himself cast out by his mother. Following his exile, Sivas travels the world. As he grows into manhood, he meets many lovers along the way, but none of which truly captivate him. Instead he flits from place to place without any anchor. It is only when he finds himself shipwrecked on the strange, savage island of Skaroi that he finally finds a love which captures him, and leads him to the greatest adventures of his life.