"What do you learn here...at the Academy?" Wirt asks. "Magic? The responsibility to use your powers responsibly?"
"Uh...something like that," his roommate Spencer said. "More like how to rule worlds."
Wirt is used to being shuffled from foster home to foster home, adopting a devil-may-care attitude toward the world along the way. Now he's in a school he can't escape, learning to develop his latent magical abilities - for what use, he doesn’t know...to save his world or to destroy it.