At first Tally doesnt want to go to the boarding school called Delderton. But soon she discovers that its a wonderful place, where freedom and selfexpression are valued. Enamored of Bergania, a erene and peaceful country led by a noble king, Tally organizes a dance troupe to attend the international folk dancing festival there. There she meets Karil, the crown prince, who wants nothing more than ordinary friends. But when Karils father is assassinated, its up to Tally and her friends to help Karil escape the Nazis and the bleak future hes inherited.