Ratchet believes he is the last of the lombax race. He is wrong. In A Crack in Time, another lombax emerges from the shadows. His name is Alister Azimuth, a general who served in the war that nearly brought the lombax to extinction. Ratchet has been searching the cosmos for information pertaining to his people and his history. Azimuth has been searching for a way to turn back the clock to undo the terrible fate that befell his race. In Azimuth, Ratchet has found his source of information, Azimuth has gained a supporter to his cause. The Great Clock, a device created to preserve unity in the universe, is believed to be capable of altering time, but at what cost?