2107. Newburgh, New York.
Winter is coming, more brutal than ever. The American people are starving and freezing to death. Meanwhile, the Jun police force continues to exert their power over everyone. They hoard food for themselves, get drunk on Elixir, and kill without mercy. The financial capital, New York City, ruled by the Chang Council, is the only refuge – but it would be suicide to make the sixty mile trek on foot during the winter.
Miriam needs to escape her past, and the walls of New York City are all that will keep it at bay.
Christina is very sick and requires the warmth and medicine New York City provides.
Penn wants the easy-going, protected life that comes with freedom from the Jun.
Calvin lost his parents to the same sickness that now grips his sister, and he can’t afford to lose someone else.
Rhianna just wants to have fun with the only family she’s ever known and is excited to go outside and experience the world.
Deric wants to save the ragtag group of orphans he calls his family, but he fears the price of the journey will be too high.
But when a tragic event happens to one of his family members, Deric decides to risk the journey to New York City in hopes that his family will finally have the safety and protection they deserve. It will be dangerous, but the group is willing to face it together.
If only their pasts would stay buried in the snow…