The year is 1985: a gallon of gas is roughly a dollar, New Coke is a bust, "We Are the World" is a #1 hit, and none of that really matters.
Because Jennifer Knight is no longer on Earth.
After slipping through her enemies' fingers, Jennifer Knight has fled to Magus, the gothic world where she was born. Here—along with her mother, her best friend, and a mystical guru—Jen discovers an exotic, fantastical world where magic, not technology, reigns supreme.
The excitement of that moment proves short-lived, however, as the locals take immediate exception to their presence and begin unleashing magic on a scale Jen has never seen before. Worse still, the sudden influx of magical energy runs rampant throughout Jen’s party, causing her mother to gain prodigious power at the expense of her Earthly memories.
Determined to return before things get any worse than they already are, the foursome searches for another portal that will take them home—all while being pursued by a mysterious, all-powerful mage.
After encountering menacing wizards, warrior elves, dangerous pixies, greedy goblins, and nubile nymphs, Jen and her mother will at last uncover answers to the questions that have plagued their relationship for years, only to face a devastating, life-altering choice.
A choice that may mean leaving more than one person Jen loves behind.
But you know what they say...parting is such bodacious sorrow.