The world has been reshaped by the Great Destruction, and education is now exalted above all. If you pass the Test, you become a Plebe, one of the elite of society. Elsa has passed this Test and is one of the best, but she also harbors a secret. She is the Ice Queen, a so-called Extraordinary with super-human powers hated by the State. It is only when she meets her new ginger Apprentice that her life begins to change, and the State is destined to change with it.