Mitch hasn't had a nightmare since middle school. When a warped memory wakes him up in a cold sweat, he brushes off the remembrance. He has better things to worry about, like his potential tennis career and his little brother, Ridley. However, as nightmares continue to wake Mitch at odd hours of the night, he starts to think that soggy cereal isn't the culprit.
Through his nightmares, Mitch meets the Reaver, a man with the ability to manipulate minds and reality, who wants to teach Mitch his skills. The Reaver works with the Anonymous: an organization dedicated to the powers of the mind and a realm called the dream-state. Opposite of them lies TRANCE, their sole combatant. The Anonymous recruits Mitch to fight TRANCE.
Mitch is battered by the demands of high school, his needy brother, and the call of the Anonymous. When his family suffers a collapse, the lines between himself and his newfound ability begin to blur. With TRANCE ready to snatch him up, and the Anonymous offering to protect him, Mitch must decide which side of the battlefield he wants to be on.