Whit and Whisty Allgood have just been abducted from their home in the middle of the night, being accused of breaking the New Order's laws, which they have no idea of. Then Whisty bursts into flames. 3 foot high flames.
They are put in a magic-dampening jail, and treated harshly. Still, with no clue as to why they have been taken or what they are being accused of.
Interesting book, discovered after I started that it was a young adult novel. I still dig it.