18-year-old Zinny Zanderbolt is an American dark wizard living in New York City, with ambitions to take over the world.
After the untimely deaths of his parents, he becomes heir to the Zanderbolt fortune. Consequently, he must prove himself to the dark wizarding council as being capable of handling the family's affairs on his own. As he considers his new position in life, a letter arrives from a mysterious and ill-tempered sorceress from Alaska—the Ice Queen.
The stony-hearted sorceress requests the Zanderbolt family's aid in eliminating a dark wizard who murdered her family, and who also happened to be an enemy of the council. Zinny accepts the mission of vengeance—believing that taking down the council's enemy would win him their favor.
However, he finds himself greatly interested in the Ice Queen's secretive and seemingly troubled past—desiring to break through her heartless facade and discover how she came to be.