Fast-forward to January 2006: The entire Towers family takes a long road trip to the Rocky Mountains to Paradise, Montana. John and Alice are returning to their alma mater – where their great romance began… Jack and the others, meanwhile, get a sneak preview of where they will be going to college and the sorts of people they will be going with… And poor Sarah is so severely overwhelmed. Psychics, Hedge Witches, Sleepwalkers, Mages, Werewolves, Vampires, Changelings, Shapeshifters, Skinwalkers, Wolf-Blooded, Dhampir, Prometheans, and more wander the campus with everyone trying to show off a little. And there stands Sarah, a girl Perfected from birth, raised by a Proximus and a Werewolf, and otherwise seeming to have nothing particularly different about her. Feeling very much normal in an otherwise very abnormal environment Sarah Jane decides to determine just what makes her special.