In the wake of his mother's death, Ask immerses himself in searching for a young woman presented to him in a vision. Ask's search reveals disturbing secrets about his quest, Mjölnir's loyalty, and his own misguided desires. These desires are further complicated when the young woman's identity is revealed, and the hammer chooses a new champion.
Uncertain of the future, Ask finds himself isolated from friends, challenged by a past he can't escape, and confounded by runes on scrolls that refuse to reveal a prophecy he believes will bring his parents back to life. Will Ask decipher the ruins in time to fulfill his destiny? Will that destiny return his family to him?
In this final installment of Ask's adventure, all is revealed at the base of a tree that emerges from the dead ground of Asgard, where past, present, and future converge.