Iritana, daughter of Iktish, Lord of Death, is trapped in the underworld because of the decisions her father made long ago. As punishment, the Stars cursed her father’s realm so that everything is in chaos. When the conditions of the underworld begin to cause awful earthquakes in the world of the living, the hero Alderik sets out to discover their source. When Alderik, son of Lord Sun, appears in the underworld Iritana hopes he can help her. Iritana’s attempts to warn Alderik about the dangers of underworld fail when he decides to cross the bridge into death, so he can confront her Father face to face.
Alderik’s Quest is a Fantasy novelette that contains bonus content. Including the original version of the story titled “Sleeping Beauty and the God of Death,” and an excerpt from the sequel titled the Quest for Substance.