A generation has passed since the plague struck mankind, one that claimed the life of every male on the planet. Afterwards, the Chaos ensued, crumbling the world’s greatest society beyond repair. Humans endured extinction however, the last vestiges of humanity coming together to build Karxen, the last city stronghold.
Karxen is more than Naevia’s home, but a city of all women, surviving against a now uninhabitable environment. Her eighteenth birthday marks more than just adulthood, but her Choosing, where she must publicly declare how she will fit into Karxen’s society. Her dream comes true, when she is offered an apprenticeship with the Rangers. And yet, not all is as it seems. An unexpected trip into the wild Outside leads her to believe that the world beyond Karxen’s walls is not quite so inhospitable, and the administration responsible for their safety holds some startling secrets.