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Seventeen-year-old taggerSaira Elian can handle anything ... a mother who mysteriously disappears, astranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English grandmotherwho kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tagin a Tube station transports Saira to the nineteenth century and she comesface-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all.
Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as atall, modern American teen can in Victorian England. He reveals the existenceof the Immortals: Time, Nature, Fate, War, and Death, and explains to Sairathat it is possible to move between centuries - if you are a Descendant ofTime.
Saira finds unexpected friendships at a boarding school for ImmortalDescendants and a complicated love with a young man from the past. But time isrunning out for her mother, and to save her, Saira must embrace her newidentity as she hides from Archer a devastating secret about his future thatmay cost him his life.