This is the second book in the Crystor series and takes up where the first left off. Most of this book takes place on Octavion's home planet. Things are very different in his home world and as more and more of Octavion's world is introduced, the reader learns more and more about his strange heritage and curse. The book leaves off with a cliff-hanger and I was so ready to read the next in the series. Unfortunately at this date (April 2013) the next book isn't out yet! NOT FAIR!!