You may think magic mirrors are only for fairy tales. You may assume wicked queens use them to find out who's the fairest one of all; in short, you label them as fictional. I'm sorry, but the answer is no...because they are real.
Since time immemorial those mirrors have been used to provide windows to the past and to the future. Sometimes, they can even be used as portals to various dimensions; of course, due to their nature as mirrors, they had given rise to a phenomenon never before encountered by man or animal--alternate universes. If you were to meet an alternate version of yourself, you'll soon learn that he or she may not resemble you, but your lives parallel one another.
Most alternate universes are separate for a reason, to uphold peace and order between worlds. However, if two--or even three--alternate universes are brought together and denizens of those worlds are snatched out of their homes against their will, chaos and destruction will ensue and life as we know it will cease to exist. That's exactly what could have happened to Danny and his friends, had it not been for my interference.
I am Cara Heartsong, keeper of the four elements, protector of the innocent, friend to all. I have lived past a full century--that is, 100 years--and I fear that at this very old age I am a step closer to the end. I'm about to pass on to the mists of time soon...but not without telling you this story...the full story. You must remember that I was only 18 when my journey began; back then I was a wise and headstrong young witch, born and raised in Salem, Massachusetts, the historic hometown of my coven. I never knew what kind of destiny would change my life, nor when it would happen, until a little girl and her servant dropped by my parents' gift shop one day...stole my spellbook...and cast an evil spell that bound me into a magic mirror for a number of days.
So there I was, aimlessly wandering into one universe after another, and I thought I'd be lost forever if nobody got me out. Then...they came. They got me out of the mirror and into their world; grateful to them for saving my life, I vowed to be there to protect them and help them overcome a problem of their own. Ever since that day, we had all become the best of friends, going to many different universes, meeting a new set of allies, and battling a new set of enemies.
The story I'm about to tell you now is part of a saga that covers the entire journey, from the day we faced off with Darla Dimple and her counterparts to the final battle when the Evil Alliance was conquered for good. This is where it all began...