Science. Magic. Both sources of unimaginable power. All that prevents ultimate control, ultimate power, is that science and magic do not exist in equality in the same dimension. 

Until now. 

It is the thirtieth century, and mankind has learned a new kind of programming. Pentrinsic code, which uses zeros, ones, twos, threes, and fives, runs on a three dimensional platform: Reality. The result of running a pentrinsic program is a warping of reality itself. In other words, magic. 

But still science had the superior position, for learning to "cast" even the most basic pentrinsic program took decades of study. 

Until now. 

Kerri Marks was born of human parents. But she is also the first of an entire race. Homo Magicus is an offshoot of mankind that is born with the inherent ability to understand and use pentrinsic code. Other children with this powerful, inherent gift are born. And so a race is born. But their numbers are low. They are young. They are not organized. They do not have a way to express their raw power, this blend of science and magic. 

Until now.