The City said the world beyond the walls was empty. But when Nora leaves to hunt down her husband's killer, she finds mutants, robots, violent cults...and a man who looks exactly like her dead husband. The secret behind his existence could destroy the world. Again.
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The Old World is dead.
No one knows what happened to it. All that’s left is an apocalyptic urban landscape, the ruins of a massive civilization, centuries gone.
There is no other city but the City.
Within its walls, everyone is safe.
Well. That’s what the City says.
But when Nora’s beloved husband Daniel is murdered by an outsider, City officials cover it up. To maintain the appearance of security, Daniel’s death is labeled a suicide. They refuse to investigate. Furious, grieving, nothing to lose, Nora forsakes the City to hunt down Daniel’s murderer.
Beyond the City walls, though, Nora uncovers an explosive secret in a chaos-worshiping cult that challenges everything she thought she knew about humanity’s survival. What she chooses to do with it will determine the course of what’s left of the world.
Like Station Eleven, Divergent, and The Book of M, this fascinating new novel offers a lyric examination of loss, guilt, individuality, and ultimately, hope, in a new world struggling to grow in the ruins of an apocalypse.