In 3293, Ettrix, a sixteen-year-old technophile, knows the sector’s biggest secret. Surface life is possible. As Darwin, a stationed city hovering over Earth’s wastelands, seeks to introduce the answer to humanity’s extinction crisis, Ettrix schemes an innocent detour in the Albatross’ course set for an allied sector. Desperate to see the world, her plans derail even before the ship leaves the city.
As she tinkers her way to the irradiated surface, the promise of adventure soon spirals into a crusade of harrowing chaos. Surviving the wastelands depends on trusting strangers whose powers only raise more questions about her own strange and lethal abilities. Will she find a way save herself or will she fight beside her new allies against forces that threaten to fray the fabric of human life?