Awkward thirteen-year-old Zephyr Spheres has a pretty grim and mundane existence. She takes orders from her foster mother, Mrs. Krumple, and is ridiculed at school by a bully and wealthy classmate, Trinda Temple. That is until Zephyr is transported to Danus, the world of magic, and taken to the mystical kingdom of Crystotopia. Together, with a cast of unique and memorable characters, including the emotional dwarven nursemaid, Helga, the talking falcon, Scorn, and the temperamental fire wizard, Cor, Zephyr uncovers the secrets of her past. And she harnesses the power of a legendary sword to eventually help save the kingdom from the hands of the sinister Dark Forces, as well as rescue her father, the King of Crystotopia.