By Krista McGee
Thalli inspiration escaping to the skin might suggest freedom. yet is she any much less of an anomaly aboveground?
After escaping an underground annihilation chamber, Thalli, Berk, Rhen, and John locate themselves fleeing around the former usa, aboveground for the 1st time. because the defectors pass the for gotten panorama, the 3 youths see issues the y had basically examine on displays: horses, rain, actual books—and a colony of unsanctioned survivors dwelling the traditional manner in a city known as New Hope.
When the electorate of latest wish display the reality of what occurred years in the past, Thalli is left unsettled and skeptical of every thing she’s ever been advised. Can she belief whatever from the kingdom, together with her personal emotions for Berk? whilst she volunteers for a peace venture to New Hope’s violent neighbor, Athens, her confusion mounts because the supposedly ruthless Prince Ale x seems to be variety and captivating. even if all people in New wish warned her to not, she can’t aid yet fall for him.
Meanwhile, John’s unwavering religion within the goodness of the dressmaker starts to make its mark on Thalli’s middle. yet can Thalli fairly come to belief in a beneficiant, protecting clothier who principles over all issues? may that no longer be atmosphere herself up for an additional betrayal?
The time for her to make your mind up is now . . . as the nation is ultimate in.
“McGee once more blends a Christian message inside of a bad technology fiction plot . . . dying, torture, and complicated love triangles.” —Booklist
“McGee blends the decision of religion, the malevolence of these who extol strength over decency, and the statement of person integrity in a humane glimpse at younger courage.” —Publisher’s Weekly