Something terrible is happening to Sparkle City, a colorful and misshapen world drawn in crayon by a little girl. A dictatorial unicorn named Rainbow has turned the once peaceful paradise into a grim dystopia. But there is hope yet: a man from the real world, the Man of Many Shades, an ex-convict and unflinching pragmatist who cares only for escaping the crayon nightmare and returning home. But only the Persistent Resistance—the revolutionary group rebelling against Rainbow—knows how he can get back, and they’ll only tell in exchange for our antihero’s help in the rebellion. But for how long can the mysterious Man of Many Shades be trusted?