"The air of celebration surrounding fifteen-year-old Oz Vessalius's coming-of-age ceremony quickly turns to horror when he is condemned for a sin about which he knows nothing. Thrown into the Abyss--an eternal prison from which there is no escape--Oz meets a young girl named Alice, who is not what she seems. Now that the relentless cogs of fate have begun to turn, will they lead only to crushing despair for Oz, or will Alice provide him with some shred of hope?"--p. of cover.
Originally published: Japan : Square Enix Co., Ltd., 2006.
In keeping with the original Japanese format, this book reads from back to front and right to left.