Hayden de Vere and his friends are normal college students in Southern California. Their lives change forever when tragedy befalls Hayden's friend Paige. An unwinding sequence of events reveals that Hayden is the prophesied "cognizant one." Along with nine other individuals, Hayden has been bestowed with long-dormant magical powers which manifest just in time for the group to battle an ancient lifeform dedicated to eradicating humanity. All the while, Hayden must navigate the daily life of college classes, love, and friendship.