The war of 2078 extinguished life as it was known, leaving a desolate world in its wake. Those who survived rebuilt. But as it goes, people make mistakes. The city of Hybora is a cruel place to live, those who reside among the lower parts of the city - The Pits - rarely see old age. Those who survive long enough, live a perilous existence, to live, to fight and to die for the amusement of the Upper's, who sit upon their thrones that look over the city. Jessie Halloran witnessed her parent's execution at the age of ten, and for thirteen years she's fought in the mandatory tournaments held in the pristine arena of Hybora's Pits. Thirteen years waiting for her chance for revenge. Thirteen years swallowing her hate, until it was all she could taste. Now at twenty three, she is ready for vengeance. Though the vengeance she so richly deserves comes at a cost. The Upper's are not what they seem, and Jessie's revolt not only casts the spotlight on herself, but also those who make a stand to fight with her. Among those who will stand with her is her boyfriend, Jaxon. Jaxon fell from grace more than four centuries ago in an effort to salvage what was left of humanity among the throngs of war. Now, together they will lead an uprising that those in power will never see coming.
- Paperback | 314 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 18.03mm | 539.77g
- 21 Jan 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations