Unbeknownst to Joshua Callahan, he is a Zankli and descendant of fabled Norsemen visited by Tuk Kawu in ancient times. Joshua is a sea roving owner of a fleet of merchant slave ships. He captures and enslaves Nadu, a Zankli Princess, in the 1700s. He sequesters Nadu on Sweetbriar his plantation in the Bahamas, where she delivers their first child, Josh. Josh inherits little of his mother’s looks, but most of her Zankli powers and gifts. He also inherits all of his father wealth and property.
Josh Callahan is the first born of Nadu and Joshua. Josh is a time traveler and spends much of his adolescence in the rescue of Zankli ancients and their descendants.