Jason has always wished his life were less predictable, but nothing could have prepared him for a strange trip he takes to the zoo one day. An unexpected dunk in the hippo tank leads to something both terrifying and remarkable: Jason is magically transported to a strange world called Lyrian, where an evil wizard named Maldor is emperor. At first Jason wants nothing more than to find a way back home, but he is soon entangled in a quest to save Lyrian. Along the way, Jason meets Rachel, a girl who was also transported to Lyrian. Together, they must uncover a single powerful word that can destroy the emperor and save Lyrian.