Lewis Barnavelt, after losing her parents, goes to Michigan to her uncle Jonathan. Soon, the main character discovers that his uncle is a magician, and he opens up a wonderful world of magic. But it turns out that in the wizarding world there are villains. Isaac Izard, a sorcerer, invents a magical clock that starts counting down to the apocalypse. Lewis, along with his uncle must find a magical object and destroy the wily plans of the sorcerer.