Jack Disor was in the honour roll, a star athlete, president of the school book club, and voted most likely to destroy an entire planet.
While procrastinating at the start of the school year, Jack stumbles upon a ruin secluded in the nearby forest. As he investigates the strange landmark, he suddenly finds himself in the world of Zajitar. Awestruck by its kilometer-high castles and universal healthcare, he soon realizes he can’t find a way back to Earth.
Jack causes a commotion for appearing through the ruin, which at this point was only used by peasants in Zajitar to hang laundry. Tevarya, a magical old woman who can control dirt, sees something in the peculiar stranger and promises to help him get back home. The catch: he has to join her small band of magical outcasts and topple the ruthless, militant Therador Empire.
Before Jack can argue that he has no powers outside of long division and diagraming sentences, he begins to magnetize random objects and burn down a forest while asleep. Intrigued by his new abilities, and with nowhere else to go, he holds his end of the bargain with Tevarya. But as the war between magic and technology intensify, a disturbing truth unravels about the ‘mythical’ world of Earth—losing Jack his only friends and making the war all about him.