TYRANTS revolves around the relationship between a young man and his overbearing father as they manage special powers and political chaos on a hidden island chain. Eight islands make up the Spiral. Eight families plot to seat themselves at the head of a dynasty. Each has its own set of inherited powers, and they use these special abilities to assert their dominance. Atum, the son of a dethroned lord, struggles to balance his quest for freedom and his relationship with his father, reluctantly becoming a piece in his father's grand political game.