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In the heart of a deep forest, hidden from view, lives a small medieval village
protected from the passage of time by a strange crystal: the Stone of Time. Its
inhabitants, frozen in eternal youth, are children and pre-teens guided by an
old man: Nicolas, the Venerable.
But one day, a thief finds her way into the village and attempts to steal the
stone. Caught in the act by one of the children, she smashes the stone into
pieces and runs away with a shard. The passage of time will now take effect on
the village. Nicolas sends four children after the thief. Protected
by shards of the stone, they venture into a
world where time has passed, albeit in a rather twisted manner, giving birth to
strange creatures and mixing myth and history.
In this strange new world, the children discover that their stone shards give
them powers over time and end up attracting the attention of a terrible adversary: the Time-Eater. For the first time in their lives, the children
will leave the forest and meet their destiny. Unless they have already
done so many times… in the past, as well as in the future.