The tale starts the day after Anodos' twenty-first birthday. He discovers an ancient fairy lady in the desk which he opens with a key that he inherited as a birthright from his late father. After the fairy shows him Fairy Land in a vision, Anodos awakes the next day to find that his room, which is crafted after natural elements, are actually taking literal form, transforming his room into a wood. He discovers that he has been transported to Fairy Land. He learns that this is only possible, because he has "fairy blood."