When a prank on a school trip goes drastically wrong, 15-year-old Paul Reynolds is blasted into an alternative reality where the advanced ideas of science are thought to be heretical magic, and outlawed. The regressive heirachic society is ruled by the Spellbinders, enforcers and politicians who wield incredible mastery over static electricity and magnetically levitated vehicles (the only forms of advanced technology on the planet). With the help of a native girl named Riana, and his friends Alex and Katrina, Paul hopes to return home safely while staying one step ahead of the ruthless Ashka, a corrupt and egomaniacal Spellbinder.