When the story begins, “The Red Knight” has just ended and Manfred Bloor decides to leave Bloor’s after the deaths of his father and great-grandfather after the battle with the Shadow. Months pass without any word from Manfred. Charlie sets out to search for him and winds up at Hogwarts, where he is immediately sorted into Gryffindor and befriends Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger.
Jacquel Romanov is a different story; she had been held as a virtual prisoner at Hogwarts since her mother’s death when she was just 2 years old. Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts, has forbidden anyone from going near her tower at all. But he couldn’t stop 13-year-old Charlie from reaching the imprisoned 15-year-old girl. And to make matters worse, Manfred had been hired to keep the Hogwarts students away from her.
Unfortunately, Charlie is far from his friends and he is coerced to teaming up with Manfred to get Jacquel out of Hogwarts and back to Bloor’s. And with a headmaster who is even crueler than Dr. Bloor and Ezekiel combined and a boy hero who refuses to do anything, not to mention a Dark Lord who wants to conquer the wizarding world, can Charlie free his new friend and perhaps save an ungrateful school?