The year is 2009 and Rochester Academy is opening its doors for the first time. Its handpicked students are arriving from across the globe, looking forward to, or perhaps even dreading the grand education their parents have been promised. But is it just coincidence that every student at this school is Marked?
They are humans with power and a long forgotten history, known only by the tell-tale marks imprinted on their skin. The Marked had once protected the world against other-wordly threats, Demons and Monsters that are now believed to be nothing but childish stories and old myths. But the Marked are rising once again, and some say the creatures of darkness will soon follow.