Flower-of-Sands enjoys an idyllic yet somewhat restless life on the Marleeseen planet Paradise when Seraphina, the planet’s Supreme Elder, arrives with an astonishing invitation: to become part of a diplomatic mission to the Andromeda galaxy. There are questions. Is the invitation a request for help, cultural expansion, or something else? Is a technically advanced, aggressive race invading the local galactic group? A seriously intergalactic and characterful adventure into the beyond.