There is a world called Shoeba, much like Earth, but far off in the universe. It is governed by a faceless corporation kwn only as The Organization. Life there is similar to life on Earth, except that from the moment a baby is born it has the ability to shift the cells in its body, allowing it to take the shape of an animal. At the exact moment each person becomes 15 years old, they lose the ability to take the shape of all animals, centering on only one, which they call their 'Permanent'. That one animal determines new traits and personalities developed by that person and influences their entire life. This world has been experiencing complete peace for as long as history documents can tell. That peace is believed to continue for the rest of eternity but one baby will change everything. When Mark Ornill realizes on his 15th birthday that he doesn't have a Permanent, his life spirals out of control. With each step he uncovers chilling revelations about his past and about the mysterious government which holds unimaginable secrets. His life will never be the same, but one thing is sure: thing is what it seems.