Julia, Penny, and Alice try to find a way to stop the harmonic convergence.
Julia summons Clarion, the goddess of melody, who offers to help in exchange for Julia telling her how to become human.
However, Julia is later forced to choose between saving the world or Penny, who is on the brink of death due to Merritt's signal.
She chooses to save Penny, but in order to save him, Clarion had to remove his psychic ability, meaning he can no longer travel.
Alice goes to the Library for help, which is under attack by Visigoths, or Germanic barbarians, and runs into Zelda.
The Visigoths end up taking all the books on the harmonic convergence, leaving Julia, Penny, and Alice no closer to stopping the harmonic convergence.
Zelda then informs them all they have to do to stop the harmonic convergence is to move the moon.
Eliot is made an official court magician, while the Dark King, Margo, and the other centurions go off to fight the takers and rescue those trapped.
The centurions, including Margo, are ineffective, but the Dark King manages to stop the Takers, thus saving his subjects.
Some of the centurions stay behind and capture a fairy.
Kady goes to Magicians Anonymous and runs into Dean Fogg. Together, they drop acid to get to the etheric realm to find the location of the book depository.
Upon arrival, they seek out the emperor, who will only let one of them stay in the etheric realm.
Kady and Fogg argue over who gets to stay, with emperor deciding to kick Kady out. As a parting gift, the emperor gives her the location of the book depository: Hell's Kitchen.
Merritt reveals herself to be a Chatwin.