At 27 years, Mick Hardy would call himself a happy man. He had a roof over his head, jobs to pay the bills, good friends and he was in love. He was content with his life in his hometown of Arcadia, where the blue suns were gentle, meteor showers were limited to Fridays, and Watchers stood guard around the town to protect them from anything that would try to break their peace. Things start to strain when Mick finds his boyfriend, Gabriel, spending less and less time at home, and more time with his work and his night class. And when he discovers a terrible secret in City Hall about the periodical Ascensions, he finds himself in the middle of a plot where everything he's ever believed in is thrown to dust and he could lose everything that he cares for.