Unable to find a new magic teacher at Wino Manor, gifted but awkward student Johnathon Hallow is volunteered to teach the A level magic class.
The study of magic has declined from its heyday in the middle ages. With the industrial revolution, machines have replaced magicians, so much so that magic is taught in only a few schools and regarded as an outdated subject. Wino Manor is unable to find a suitable teacher when the current one retires so he suggests that a student of his, Johnathon Hallow, teach the A level magic class whilst completing his studies. The story is told from the point of view of Johnathon and one of his students, Jo. Johnathon struggles initially to engage with his students. Their knowledge of magic is much less than he expects and they find him too pompous. As they get to know each other better Johnathon's teaching improves and his practical demonstrations earn their respect whilst Johnathon becomes more confident in himself. Johnathon comes to believe he must make a statement to show the world how magic can still be useful. After struggling to find a spell which modern science cannot replicate he attempts to find the ghost of his mother, unwittingly unleashing a demon on the school which he cannot stop until his class find out and help him defeat it.