The war lasted twenty-six minutes and seventeen seconds.
Two centuries later, most of the continent is an uninhabitable wasteland. What’s left belongs to the Coalition, who rode out the nuclear winter in bunkers and emerged to launch an endless resource war.
Lily has always been fighting – struggling to survive, and to atone for a mistake that cost thousands of people their lives.
Desperate for a second chance, she sets out to find a fabled city on seven hills somewhere beyond the western mountains, but her quest is derailed when she saves the life of a deserter with dangerous enemies and a deadly secret – one the Coalition will stop at nothing to suppress.
Dragged into the conflict she tried to escape and faced with the loss of everything she holds dear, Lily is forced to decide whether the future she wants is worth fighting for – and what price she is willing to pay to obtain it.