Children of Fire come into their Phoenix powers on their fifteenth birthday. For some the change is celebrated but Kayin wakes to a nightmare. His black curls have turned bright red, and fire dances in his eyes. Convinced that he’s become a demon, his mother casts him out of his village in Zimbabwe.
Feeling confused, scared, and abandoned, Kayin is saved by other Children of Fire, who take him into their family. Now he must learn to control his power and adjust to the energy and excitement of New York City. But will he be able to cope with the aching desire to return to the home he loves?