world, for some, has crumbled.
and natural disasters have brought on social collapse in the Pacific
Sage, born and raised in the safe haven of the Oregon Botanical Gardens, that
has never been more than academic. What more could she ask for than to be safe
life in the Garden is static.
longs to experience the world beyond the Garden walls as society climbs from
the chaos. Her reckless exploration forces her elders to give her a choice:
Stay here, hidden in safety, or go and never return.
chooses to leave.
she learn soon enough on her journey that the world outside the Garden follows
no law? That there is no predator more dangerous than man?
she learn soon enough that to rebuild the world one must be ready to fight for
will need to if she chooses to live.