The Belt of Deltora contains seven magical gems that protect the Land of Deltora. They were then scattered to seven most deadly places guarded by seven fearsome monsters, and with the Belt gone, The Shadow Lord rules over Deltora. After merely escaping the clutches of the Grey Guards, Lief, who had just turned sixteen, was presented with the Belt of Deltora, and was asked to restore it by collecting all seven gems to restore peace and destroy The Shadow Lord. Lief then sets out on a quest, and accompanying him is a man named Barda, an exguard of the Palace, as well as a girl called Jasmine. Together, the three of them journey their way around the Land of Deltora to gather all seven gems to restore peace to the land.