Growing up in Chicago, Kyle Adams could never quite fit in with the other kids, and after being mysteriously transferred to a new foster home in northern Michigan for his senior year of high school, it seems that things are going to be the same. Then he meets Lily Goodshepherd. Like Kyle, Lily is different, but unlike Kyle, she knows exactly what the difference is.
Magic, few are gifted with it, and fewer still ever learn to master its secret power. There is one though, Ramius King, who is the master of all masters, a man whose strength and ambition might earn him a throne atop every nation on earth.
When King's only able opposition, the Guardians of Magic, are decimated in an evil twist of fate, his path to global domination appears clear.
Kyle and Lily are ready to take up the Guardian's reins, but without help their chances are slim. Unfortunately, the only help available is a sassy fortune teller who can't control her talent and an ex-Guardian who's spent the last fifteen years trying to deny the magic within him and forget his tragic past.