Seven summers pass without a champion climbing the silo to claim the Cornfest Prize. Enter young Johnny Arcane, who brings down the hive of bees, the townspeople hefting him onto their shoulders, crying, "Arcane! Arcane!" The legend of Johnny Arcane is born, a saga of a reluctant hero on an epic journey, from his glory at Cornfest, through his shame at the Dolmens, to his most perilous quest-to cross the border between the known and the unknown worlds. The Blackcoats have captured his beloved Lucy, and Johnny must confront their evil commander. When the she-wolf guides him back to his homeland, Johnny finds his mother ailing and alone. At King Corn, the silo has fallen, the townspeople divided into bitter factions, while Blackcoats cross the border seeking vengeance. Is Johnny the one hero destined to save his troubled and crumbling world?