London, 1864. Fifteen year-old Anna Addison finds herself held at gunpoint by a snappy, out-of-place woman who calls herself Nichole Harvey. Surviving this encounter leads to Anna breaking free from the hopeless monotony of life, and she discovers that she possesses something most people on Earth don’t: magic. To her, it's the key to empowerment.
Wanting real opportunities, Anna leaps into Domhan, a world unlike Earth, which has the knowledge and wonder her birthplace lacks. She gets to attend Fearghus Academy, the top school in Domhan. There, she makes friends while receiving the education she had always been denied.
But a traumatic loss makes Anna realize she may have leaped into something dangerously deep. Her painful experience is only a small part of an issue of gigantic proportion, and as tensions rise, it becomes apparent to her that there is much more to this enemy lying just beneath the surface.
Now it's up to Anna and her friends to uncover the truth about Fearghus Academy's enemies, all while mitigating the mayhem of teen life. Will they unravel the mystery? Or will they be defeated by their sadistic foes? One thing is for certain … They won't come out unharmed.