Misty is an average twelve-year-old girl, ready for a summer free from school and responsibility. As the summer begins, however, she soon comes to realize nothing will be normal this summer. First, her younger brother is turned into a centaur—half boy, half pony—and then her mother goes missing.
When a mysterious stranger enters her life, Misty learns that there are two different worlds, separated by a portal that opens every thirty years. One is her world, filled with mortals who are completely unaware of the mystical place that exists just beyond the veil. The other world is one of wizards and witches, filled with magic and dangerous intrigue. Soon, though, these two worlds will collide.
The portal between the two worlds is waiting, and Misty must enter the forest to try to find her mother and brother from the unfortunate events that have befallen them. Misty travels to the forbidden forest and meets strange creatures, searching for a way to help her family. Along the way, she encounters evil and dangerous creatures—and only time will tell if she and her family will make it safely back home.