Twenty years ago, a solar storm ravaged the Earth’s ozone layer. Of the 11 billion people on the planet, only 200 managed to seek refuge from the radiation by disappearing underground. With the bonds of oxygen obliterated, the damage to the ozone was irreversible. Every living thing exposed wilted and died, leading to global extinction. The year is now 2209, and what’s left of humanity is trying to rebuild in Inanna, a cave city that is harboring Mankind’s last hope.
The designers of Inanna knew that human body would be too fragile to ever compete with the piercing gamma rays on the surface and were secretly contracted by the American government to preserve life at ANY cost. So began the sanctioned grafting of human DNA with the genomes of Earth’s most radiation-resistant animal species. The lines of morality are blurred in a chaotic race against time, a race to build an Ark for the salvation of life itself.
Kimber is one of 23. She, her brothers, and her sisters are the first of their kind, a brand-new subspecies of humans called Auroras. Named for the colorful magnetic phenomenon of the heavens, the Auroreans come of age in a city where they are forced to answer a life-changing question: Are they Inannian citizens or are they slaves?
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