It’s been nine years since the Great Desolation devastated the planet and ended the world as mankind knew it. Nine years since the hunted went into hiding, now desperately seeking a new sense of security and normalcy.
After nearly being caught above ground, food scavengers, and twins, Amina and Aiden are rattled to the core. Time in the tunnels may be running out sooner than they expected, but what could they possibly do about it? Both have lost so much already and refuse to let another loved one die at the hand of the Great Ruler.
Amina believes the only answer is a mass exodus to the mountains where another group is living hidden, protected by their God, Sabaoth. The only problem is that none of her leaders believe the danger is real. Determined to prove them wrong, Amina sets out anyway to find the hidden home of these people in the mountains so that she can find and return with proof before it’s too late.
With Amina away on a desperate search for options, Aiden grapples with his conviction to fight in the secret militia or obey the rules and stay out of trouble. What will Aiden choose and at what cost?