Arcadia's Knight Academy is the premier school for young men hoping to become a Sorceress’s Knight. Only nobles, people with power and prestige, are allowed within these hallowed grounds—which explains why Caspian Ignis del Sol is hated by everyone. He's not a noble, or of even slightly noble lineage.
As payment for being enrolled in the academy, Caspian is sometimes given tasks to perform that take him outside of the academy walls. This time, his job is to deliver a letter to a Sorceress living in Ashtown, but when the train that he’s riding on is attacked by a mysterious band of thugs in cloaks, he’ll find that there is a whole lot more to this quest than he first imagined.
Another Good Starting Point
Another good starting point, even though I will say I look forward to rereading Part I when Part II is released in paperback :). since it's not quite as singularly contained as the other series Brandon has written for a Volume. But overall that would give the whole arc alotta story :)