Follow four teenagers as they unravel the mysterious plot to frame Ted Erie and discover belief in self is the most powerful magic of all.
Stephanie Erie: My brother’s a wizard-in-training. Me? I flunked out. No magical ability. Pretty rare, practically unheard of…until I came along. The family’s descended from Merlin, so “Stephanie’s problem” is kept secret from everyone. Even my brother. Of course, magic was a secret from him, too, until he turned thirteen. Maybe he would’ve been better off without powers. The Wizards’ Council claims he murdered two kids. Magic must make you mental.
Edward Sullivan Erie: Call me Ted: Wizard Extraordinaire…well, wizard. Extraordinaire will have to wait until I no longer need a wand. First, however, I need to convince the Wizards' Council I'm not a murdered. To do that, I need to prove my innocence. And track down the real murderer, a river guardian, a dragon that no one else has seen except my uncle, whose opinion isn't highly valued by the wizard community. Piece of cake.
Jordan Mielzynski: Monster Hunter…in-training. My tutor and father, Randolph Kettler, sent me on a simple assignment: track down a teenage killer. Mortals are easy. Wizards, not so much. The one thing I have going for me: the element of surprise. Driven by the desire to prove myself in the world that killed my parents and sister, a no-nonsense attitude, and an unhealthy disrespect for authority, I may just prevail. But don't expect my to turn my homework in on time.
David Tenament: Frightened kid…actually, terrified. I've seen what goes bump in the night. They talk to me. I have good reason not to sleep. Even more since vampires kidnapped me. The only highlight (besides finally seeing a castle) is the daughter. She's easy on the eyes. In my case, that means she hasn't turned--she's still mortal--otherwise I'd see through her flawless skin to the dark creature within. That doesn't mean I can talk to her. She is still a girl.