For the better or worse, Madagascar has undergone a radical transformation. The island has been transformed into an interplanetary colony where all species, not just humans, can come to learn, research, and trade. There are also some of the world's most prestigious colleges and universities in Madagascar today. Lillian Marie Kilminster travels from Great Britain to Madagascar in order to attend the Interstellar College of Knowledge and Wisdom. ICKW is known as one of the best colleges in the world. Her father has plenty of connections, and they will help her get into this prestigious college. The story begins when the protagonist arrives in Hoavy Town.