Centuries after a ragtag group of scientists and their believers took refuge unground, humans have far surpassed their hopes of mere survival. Terrenus is now a prosperous civilization, where manners, polite society, and well-ordered magic reign.
Kai Stephenson has always been dangerously curious, and it has always landed her in trouble. Stifled by the expectations of what is good and proper for a young lady, she has never outgrown her unruly, bold ideas.
Determined to prove her magical theory, she enrolls in the most prestigious magic university in Terrenus, rather than the finishing school her parents think they are sending her to.
The fact that she must masquerade as a man to attend the all-men's college seems only a minor inconvenience, at first. But in a society with strict rules on how the sexes interact, Kai's inexperience leaves her entirely unprepared.