In 2154 the world as we know it has fallen into oblivion. Mankind lives decimated and scattered in the remnants of the old world. But only few know what really happened. Growing up in a secluded city ruled by a dogmatic tyrant, Adam watches hunger starve the poor, sickness claim the young, and war kill his three older brothers. Turning seventeen, he has one year left before being forced to join the Grey Guard and follow his brothers into the unknown. Wanting to put an end to the broken system and mindless war, to seek a life of harmony with the one he loves, he decides to do whatever it takes to bring the tyrant to his knees.
Felix Hartmann's powerful debut novel tells a tale of good and evil, truth and deceit, and paints a riveting and ruthless picture of a rebellious young man that must choose between surviving under a tyrannical regime, and risking everything in an ultimate fight for freedom.