Ellery's wicked ways have escalated to an all-time high. This time around, his plan to steal back the magic carpet sends Miranda and him soaring back in time. Dinosaurs, medieval knights, pirates, pilgrims, Native Americans, the Underground Railroad, Thomas Edison, Ty Cobb, Henry Ford, and the Great Depression are just some of the people, places, and periods they encounter. Their harrowing adventures reveal new information about William, the man who gave Miranda the magic carpet. Once again it is up to Miranda to save the day and make sure Ellery does not ruin history.