When seventeen year-old Kyla Bone refuses to become a political pawn in the national ruler's quest for supremacy, she is branded a traitor and banished behind the wall surrounding her homeland. Forced to choose between survival and death, she struggles to carve out a new existence in the vast wasteland known only as "the Wilds."
But nothing is at it seems.
Kyla must battle against the dark forces determined to destroy her. She must continue to defy those who would remove her right to make her own choices. She must redefine who she is and fight against the fears that threaten to enslave her.
And, above all, Kyla must learn to look past the mark on her shoulder that says she is alone, and find where she truly belongs.