Ericca Ludwig and her friends Elle and Matt look forward to a carefree summer in New York City pursuing their crushes and summer jobs. But an upcoming election soon catapults them into the center of a political rivalry dividing ancient immortals and mortals alike. As Ringgolds, or ancient immortals, the three are able to travel to the Quinotaur Exchange, a realm of magic and history underpinning the world of mortals. There they discover the powerful forces protecting the gray petroleum economy and the age of the rulers, including a magical media umbrella. The advent of a new age of freedom and enlightened leadership hangs in balance in their thrilling adventure.