It's been six months since Kate, Michael, and Emma confronted the Dire Magnus, but the trail to their long-missing parents remains cold. Then Michael and Emma find a man who saw them 10 years ago --- three days after they disappeared. He knows about a map of a distant land, a place shrouded in mystery that may lead them to their parents. Only a perilous quest and a daring risk will help the children to harness the power of the Books of Beginning. But will it be enough to save them?
Kate, Michael, and Emma are unwanted children, and more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about. Until now.
Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey to dangerous and secret corners of the world...a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem. And --- if an ancient prophesy is correct --- what they do can change history, and it is up to them to set things right.