When you go to college, you often find yourself sharing space with people you have absolutely nothing in common with. And you thought living with your parents was bad. In Mike Carey and Jock’s Faker, five such students find themselves in this situation, living together despite the fact they have nothing in common except a smattering of dark secrets.
Like most students though, differences soon become less obvious and they muck in together. They go to parties, they do a few things they probably shouldn’t, but things always turn out OK. Don’t they? Well, not for this bunch. At one particularly wild party they end up taking a drug that will change their lives, altering not just their perception of the world but the way the world perceives them. And the problem with this drug is that it doesn’t seem to wear off.