Twenty-five years into a self-imposed apocalypse known as the New Beginning, a clanless woman must abduct a villager while navigating a mysterious, zombie-like plague in order to steal next season’s harvest before everyone starves to death. Through deception, conspiracy, and the horrors of an expanding pandemic, love thrives where a world chose to die.
“The end of the world has given us a harsh, merciless existence, where nature tries hard to push humanity to the very brink of extinction. Everything is against us, between us. Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet, and the future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without change, there can be no peace. Only survivors.”
Fated to lead New America, seven gifted people survive an apocalypse only to find themselves on a cross-country quest through horrors that will shake the very core of who they believed they were. These long-denied protectors of humanity are destined to rebuild their country, if they can stay alive long enough to find each other.