Harris 's 13th birthday she reads him a story from a book they've had for years. Little did she know that the book opened up a gateway into a parallel universe. The next day Anna finds the gateway, which turns out to be a trapdoor in the barn. Anna and Harris fall through and into the other universe. Shortly after arriving Harris is kidnapped, leaving Anna alone in the strange world. She soon meets up with James who takes her to the infamous K.O.P (Knights of the people). Anna is torn between two wars; the one against the King who regins over the land, and against her inner battles of trying to reclaim her lost brother.