Marie Laure, a blinded Girl, and her Father live in Paris, France. Marie Laure is most of the time in a Museum and there she finds out about the legend of the "Sea of Flames" Diamond.
1. Zollverein 1934
Marie Laure flees from Paris because of the Germans into the 4 rue Vauborel. After a while her Father is in a concentration camp and Madem Manec, who led a resistance a against Germany, dies. Her Uncle Etienne takes care of her.
2. Schulpforta 1940
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Herr von Rumpel, an ill and paranoid man, heard of the "Sea of Flames" which Marie Laure has got. Werner who listened to Etiennes brother in his Childhood defends Marie Laure and kills the man.
3. Saint Malo 1944
Werner and Jutta are orphanages and are raised by Frau Elena in Zollverein, Germany. Both of them learn a Little bit of french because of Frau Elena. In secret, they listen to a French Radio. Furthermore, Werner finds his skills in engeneering.
In Schulpforta (Napola) he is trained to be a strong soldier and has to face the hard conditions with his new Friends there. Nevertheless, he gets a Special Treatment because of his engineering skills.
After Werner had saved Marie Laure, Werner is captured by resistance fighters and is brought to the allie Forces. Later on, he steps on a Landmine and dissapears.