Whit and Wisty Allgood have fought and defeated their world's most pernicious threats: the evil dictator, The One Who Is The One, as well as his wicked father and son. But just as the heroic witch and wizard start to settle into their new roles in governance, a deadly crime wave grips their city, with all signs pointing to a magical mastermind every bit as powerful and heartless as The One. Now the siblings find themselves persecuted as the city turns against all those who possess magic. They're questioning everything, including each other and their abilities. Can they confront the citizens' growing hostility and their own doubts in time to face the new enemy barreling toward their gates?
The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now,
kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside
down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no
reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this
totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they'd never
dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save
themselves, their parents--and maybe the world?