Being a teenager is hard. But being a pyrokinetic, telekinetic teenager with the prospect of an entire throne to Asgard, is even harder. It's been a really lonely summer for Thea, what with Jack away at the Volare camp and not speaking to her, and Peter with him. She's spent her time practicing her powers, taking special tests for Umber Academy, and messing up the occasional date. What's more, Neidra is still on the horizon, raising an army in order to take the Asgardian throne, and threatening everything Thea holds dear. While at Umber Academy, Thea tries to push these thoughts and troubles away and focus on being a normal high school student. Thea knows how to fight sorceresses and monsters, but the world of bratty girls, high school classes, and scorned love, is a whole new fight for her. But being "normal" is never part of the equation at Umber Academy, although Thea is even less than normal. And everyone around her seems to have a secret. Jack, with new powers of his own, is pulling away from her. Loki is still in prison. And Max is keeping something from her, something she with all her powers of manipulation can't get out of him. All of this sends a spiral into Thea's world, a torrential storm that can only end in turmoil and the thirst for revenge.