Two huge anomalies are suddenly erected on Earth, one in Canada and one in the UK.
Everything and everyone beneath these anomalies are frozen – paused in time, and they are over a thousand square miles in area.
Governments of the world are scrambling to find out who or what could be responsible for something like this. The effects are being closely observed and tested.
Meanwhile inside these anomalies, one young woman in Canada and one young man in the UK, are seemingly the only ones unaffected by the time-pausing effects. When they seek to investigate a strange device – which seems to be responsible – they are torn away from their homes and taken to a strange system of oppressed worlds beyond a black hole.
Deals must be made – involving the planet Mars – to make it home and free their loved ones from their invisible prison.