The story is about CAST, a 12 year. old girl who dreams of becoming a SMITH, part-warrior bad-ass, part engineer and all-around PROBLEM SOLVER. The problem? SMITHS are usually NOT WOMEN and even less so young black kids. Selected as a STRIKER (apprentice) to the enigmatic PHILOMENA CLOCK, one of the rare female SMITHS (and considered a loose cannon), Cast is determined to follow her dreams no matter how dangerous their adventures get!