Twelve-year-old, Ellie Williams is the only surviving twin daughter, to her working-class parents, Amelia and Henry, who work as the cook and gardener for her exclusive boarding school; Worthington School, in rural England. In return, Ellie gains a full scholarship, her family live in a cosy, reduced-rent cottage owned by her school and has three wealthy best friends in her year: glamorous Bella Fitzgerald, studious Susie Bosworth and heartthrob Eddie Rampling.
Eddie tells Ellie about a secret, four-thousand-year-old Egyptian myth that now affects her family, that there is just six days before an undetected planet called “Hortica;” hidden by an invisible gravitational shield, will collide into earth, destroying both planets, and that he desperately needs her help. Ellie is haunted by strange dreams night and day and locates her late Professor Epstein’s diary with Eddie, during a school festival, and steals a secret key to operate a teleportation machine from the Ancient Egyptian Museum in London, to operate a teleportation machine hidden in her basement.
Ellie and Eddie are teleported to fascinating planet Hortica, go to battle with hypnotised Harrowers to defeat Tramplemere, an evil half-breed Harrower, who himself, is being controlled by a traitor to Hortica. Tramplemere steals Professor Epstein’s serums to develop powers to rob Hortica’s monarchy of a powerful life source to destroy Hortica and rule a new planet in another solar system. But, the perilous journey leads irrevocably towards finding out: she is half-alien who can read and move objects with her mind like Horticans, that her identical twin sister, Jenny is a powerful half-alien, stolen at birth by the Ministry of Alien Life, hidden below London’s tube station and later rescued and teleported to Hortica for safety, and her dad is an alien descending from planet Remini.
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