Joseph Ark, a competitive young man on the verge of graduating from the magical organization, the Order, inherits a destiny that belies his entire life’s training. But it is not the storybook destiny of white knights in shining armor. In short, the Order wants him dead. After discovering its best kept secrets—hidden memories revealing his own kidnapping and murdered parents—Joseph flees in pursuit of his lost twin brother, Bradly.
Once reunited, they are prophesied to unleash a recurrence of the medieval plagues upon the contemporary world; and aided by a mysterious mountain man who “once walked in their shoes” and a tailless kitsune with an insatiable hunger for cheesy crackers, they learn they’re not the first marked with this “destiny.” The Order has executed every generation of magical twins since its creation in obedience to a blind superstition. Together and on the run, the brothers must ascertain their true purpose before the Order’s wrath brings their lives to a crashing halt.