Nine aliens from a planet called Lorien move to earth. One boy named John and his ćepan or guardian Henri move to the United States where they have been moving all throughout the country to keep their identities secret. Their most recent move is to a place in Ohio called paradise.
Henri goes to Athens, Ohio
On his first day of school John develops his first legacy or power. The new legacy he has developed has given him the ability to use his hand like a flashlight. John then later discovers he is heat resistant thanks to Henri his ćepan.
John develops a second legacy
John and the new friends he had made in paradise go on the towns halloween hayride. Once there John and his friends are attacked by Johns bullies, eventually John saves himself and his friends from the bullies using his legacies.
Henri goes to a place called Athens in Ohio to visit a magazine company who have written about the mongadorians so he can get more information on the mongadorians.
John is invited to Sarah his girlfriends house for Thanksgiving. At that time Henri is in Athens and John is worried about him but needs a reason to leave. As Sarah's family is taking pictures in her yard John develops his second legacy which is telekinesis. Using telekinesis he breaks the camera Sarah is using and goes to Athens with one of his other friends.
John, Sarah, and their friends go to Mark the school bullies party. At the party a fire starts and traps Sarah and Marks dogs in. John goes back in the house and saves Sarah and the dogs but as he is caught because someone records him jumping through an upstairs window.