Avichai has appeared in the middle of a desert – with his memory gone!
This is the Desert of Dread.
He soon finds out that he has started the Game, wherein he has forty days and forty nights to find his secret Exit out of the Desert of Dread.
The reason he signed on to play the Game was in exchange for a cure for his cousin, Menuchah, who was on the brink of death from a most deadly injury.
In order to find your Exit, you need to search for Clues, in the form of riddles.
The Desert of Dread is full of all kinds of monstrous creatures, such as fire geckos – fire breathing lizards; thristlers – cacti that can move around and shoot out prickles; carcaradons – gigantic worms that tunnel through the ground, and can smell human beings up above, and erupt for a meal!
Avichai teams up with some other Players – but he is the only one who is both Jewish and religious. Avichai is soon to discover a great advantage he has, for in order to interpret the Clues to find your Exit, you need to know Chassidus; fortunately, Avichai is well-learned in Chassidus!