25 years after The Great Fall, 16-year-old Ruth lives a charmed life on an island in the Gulf of Mexico. She’s an excellent sharpshooter, a talented inventor, and has two best friends who would do anything for her. The horrors of the past have not touched these three teenagers whose island of Arcadia consists of only women, a decision made after men and religion were blamed for destroying America. This society runs well and there is a peace in the town. That’s about to change…
A teenage brother and sister wash up on Arcadia’s shore in a boat after having escaped a hostile community in what was once Texas. Adam would normally be banished but his younger sister is pregnant and there is great debate on what to do, considering his people will come looking for them. It doesn’t help that Adam has taken a liking to Ruth who has never spoken to a boy before and feels that he’s not telling her the whole story about his sister. Ruth is sent on a mission to find out more about this dangerous group and discovers horrible secrets the women on the island were trying to keep from her.
Teen/YA - Age 16+ - Violence, Mild/Derogatory Language