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. The quest will be hosted by the inhabitants of Liberty Primary, an advanced civilisation in the Large Magellanic Cloud. It will involve people from Earth, the Rann (a policing military race from the fringes of Rayneard’s Globular Cluster) and the diplomatic school of the Summa-El, a super-advanced, god-like race from an unspecified region of the cosmos. 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? And who are the Graces, an ethereal, fifth-dimensional race occupying intergalactic space? A seriously intergalactic and characterful adventure into the beyond.