from the publisher website
What role does magic play inside The Whispering Vault universe? A dark one to be sure. Magic is neither good nor evil, it is an anomaly; a perversion of the nature, of the Dream. At its most wholesome moment, it is still utterly unwholesome. Magic is a living force. As it works, it twists and corrupts the stability of reality, stretching and sometimes tearing the fabric of the Dream in order to fulfill foolish ambitions.
Fortunately, there are immortal guardians to watch over the Dream; our last unknown line of defense from oblivion. Our protectors, Stalkers, do not forget their mortal roots and so they labor tirelessly to mend a reality that constantly threatens to be torn asunder. Until now, even the Stalkers may not have fully understood the terrible threat mortals have brought to the Dream. And if they thought their job was tough before, Mortal Magic now gives them a lot more to think about...
Source: The Publisher Website.