Full of character empathy, an exhilarating tale in another world. John survives, while someone else's alien device, implanted in his body, controls his life.
Searching for scrap in the park, a boy named John finds a Golden Heart, palm sized and shaped like a starfish. Deposited into his shirt pocket, the Heart automatically implants itself into his body.
It then begins to learn about him, and slowly enhances his talents, and his inclinations.
Unfortunately, it also triggers a signal to transition to a new world, ruled by the makers of the Hearts.
John begins his journey in a society of potentially vicious inhabitants; Catapurs, an Army of Vladicon Bats, Zymotars and Humankind.
Soon he will meet the Ethereals, who have watched this earth from without for two thousand years, and feel a desperate need to set foot on it again.
Alone and naïve, in a world from which he cannot escape, John is in the centre of a war, millenniums old. But, something far more dangerous and angry is on the way. The previous owner of the Heart.
The Golden Heart continues to grow stronger, bestowing on John power he does not understand, and causing him to make choices that may prove to be very good or very, very bad. He eventually discovers what it means to have to decide between heart and necessity.