Prince Howard of Fallon is hell bent on changing the long-standing tradition of not engaging or inducing war among his people. His need for this heightens when his childhood friend, Terrance, is brutally murdered by the Towan people. His father, King Julian, refuses to conform to his ideologies and so does the rest of the council inclusive of his elder brother, Prince Lancelot. They later regret their decision when King Wallace of Towan invades Fallon in search of his one true desire, the mystical sword… You see the gods gifted people with a gift. A gift that they thought would bring humans closer. A gift that possessed powers of the highest deity. Little did they know the desire for power that had cultivated in the hearts of man. Following the arrival of this gift, man began to fight against man just so he could possess this enchanting sword. The Kingdoms that were once one divided.
Avarice is a vice common in people. Everyone craves to have more and this fact is no different during the medieval era. Kingdoms waged war against one another with the aim of possessing more. In order to conquer their enemies, some kings sought help from the magical community who were quite willing to assist. Although more powerful than humans, the kings did not foresee a coup. How wrong they had been. A war took place between the two worlds and surprisingly humans won. As much as they would have lavished at being accredited for this, the victory was not by their hand. Queen Diana, a powerful witch and the leader of the magical community, seemingly betrays her kind once she falls in love with a human. After her kind loses the war, she set out to marry the king of Carraba, Thaddeus. Once her child is borne, she seeks a way to protect those she loves. According to her father's prophecy, two generational witches borne of a king would obliterate the world. Her sister, Mariah was the first witch of her generation and now her daughter, Lyra, was the second. This rattles her and she secretly devises a plan. She seeks out a scribe who imparts her with knowledge. Knowledge that requires a deep sacrifice. Desperate to save her loved ones, she conjures an amulet in the form of a green diamond. This object is to be centered on the crown and only her bloodline can access its protective powers.
Nina Hartwell, the protagonist, is an abused teenager whose father attempts to kill in an argument gone wrong. As she is being drowned in their bathtub, a time portal opens sucking in Nina into an alternate timeline. Nina finds herself in the bed of a stammering, coy prince and is told that she appeared mysteriously in the prince's bathtub. Her eerie appearance in the prince's chambers is termed as an act of sorcery; sorcery is the one thing this kingdom does not tolerate. Nina is given a death sentence when she is discovered by the future king and appears in front of a council. Determined to salvage her life in this particular timeline, Nina sets out to prove that she is not an evil sorceress but a normal teenage girl from the future. Using her knowledge on modern technology, Nina conjures up ways to beat magic using medieval objects.