Swazembi is a blazing, colour-rich utopia and the vacation center of the galaxy. This idyllic, peace-loving world is home to waterless seas, filled with cascading neon vapours. No one is used to serious trouble here, especially Lileala, whose radiance has just earned her the revered title of Rare Indigo, the highest and most sacred of honours.
But her perfect lifestyle is shattered when her skin becomes infected with a mysterious disease. The unthinkable happens Lileala Walata Sundiata loses her ability to shimmer. Where her skin should glisten like diamonds mixed with coal, instead it dulls and forms scar tissue. On top of that, she starts to hear voices in her head, making her paranoid and confused.
But Lileala’s destiny goes far beyond her beauty. Soon, a new power awakens inside her and she realises her whole life, and the galaxy, is about to change…