Since her archaeologist father disappeared seven years ago Lauren Silva has lived a boring life with her fussy lawyer mother, nagged at home and bullied at school. This changes suddenly when her strange grandmother gives her a bracelet that has been in her father's family for countless generations, hung with charms that represent the life experiences of her ancestors. Lauren begins to have terrifying nightmares that change her life as they give her clues about her family's ancient history, and her friends the Kirby twins are drawn into danger with her as they realise that secret enemies are attempting to steal the bracelet. After a murderous attack is made on them, Lauren's grandmother suspects that the enemies need the bracelet in order to turn back time and resurrect an ancient tyrant who was assassinated by Lauren's ancestors. She sends for Lauren's uncle and cousin Max to help protect Lauren, and together the Silva family try to unravel the puzzle of who their secret enemies are. Past and present begin to intertwine as they get closer to the truth, and when Lauren too is captured Max has find her in time to save the world from the terrible "Lord of Storms".