This is Sophronia’s final year at finishing school. Over the spring, she became indentured to Dewan to save Soap’s life. The school year has been mostly quiet until the New Year’s Eve Ball, then the school is taken over by Flywaymen and Picklemen. During the takeover all the students and teachers are forced to evacuate, Sophronia manages to hide in the school while it is being evacuated. Over the next few days, she manages to capture some of the Flywaymen and Picklemen and figure out their evil plans. Before her adversaries can carry out their plans, they manage to disable the balloons that keep the school floating and send it crashing to the ground. Sophronia has little chance of surviving the crash, just when it seems everything is lost her friends come to her rescue.