When Eli, a blue-leather-alien crash-lands on Earth, free-spirited, protected and chaste state-supported artist, K.O. Lightfeather enters into a desperate race to save the injured alien from armed Earth Enforcers and the repressive Mother Company. Trapped aboard Eli's disabled space explorer, Kate meets 'Honey', the sentient on-board control, and a ridiculous rhyming, floating icosahedron, 'number 27', her first-ever friends.
A jerry-rigged defective spin-drive sends the quartet spiraling out of control through hyperspace and dumps them in an uncharted quadrant of space where they encounter a life form calling itself the Entity-I-Undivided.
Forever changed by the Entity as 'new-beings' in the Universe, they join forces with a Keiratus-nation star ship Commander, Srin, only to become pawns in a deadly confrontation with the mysterious FRAN, an icy race of beings threatening the entire Keiratus for unknown reasons. To survive, Kate must call upon all of her strength, imagination and courage--and to answer the real questions deep within her Earth-born soul: What determines that one is Human? Who is one's true family?