Willett pens a biography covering all the high and low points in the short life of the man Rolling Stone magazine called the greatest rock guitarist of all time: Jimi Hendrix.
Kit is a tough streetkid from a backwater planet, living hand-to-mouth as a musician, playing in alleys and tube stations and sleeping wherever he can find shelter. Then he meets two people who change his life: Rain, a bright-orange tentacled alien, and Qualls, a talent scout who promises to make him a star. Overnight, Kit becomes Andy Nebula, interstellar rock sensation. But stars don't last forever, and as Kit's starts to fade, Qualls introduces him to another alien called The Dealer. Suddenly Kit and a young female fan find themselves caught up in something a lot less glamorous than the music business - and a lot more deadly.
arynth is a spirit singer, gifted - or cursed, as she sometimes thinks - with the ability to lead the spirits of the dead from the Lower World through the Between World to the Gate of the Upper World and the Light that lies beyond it. While she is still an apprentice her grandfather and tutor dies, slain by a mysterious creature in the Between World that is blocking access to the Upper World’s Gate.
Teenage musician Kit is no longer Andy Nebula, interstellar rock star. In fact he's no longer a star at all. Reduced to playing dingy dives on Earth, he agrees to his friend Meta's request to go back to being Andy Nebula for a one-time benefit concert...only to discover that someone else in the galaxy is passing himself off as Andy Nebula instead. Soon Kit; Meta; and their friend, Rain, the orange, tentacled alien cop, find themselves caught up in an interstellar assassination conspiracy.