Joan Messi has spent thirteen lonely years hiding her supernatural abilities from her parents, her classmates, and everyone in her white bread suburban community. However, her little world of secrets is shattered when a pair of strangers arrive from a parallel dimension on the hunt for a nameless criminal. Now, after a lifetime of wondering where her powers came from, Joan might have found the beginnings of an answer.
For Daniel Thundyil and his father, elemental powers and ego-maniacal supervillains are nothing new—although this is the first time a mission has brought them to a parallel dimension. Daniel’s main concern in this new world isn’t the looming threat of a godlike killer; it’s fitting in at a school where the food is flavorless, everyone writes backwards in an ancient alphabet, and all the racial hierarchies seem to be reversed.