In the near future on a snowball Earth, rebels are poised to execute a plan that will break the sun-blocking shroud hanging above the planet...
Odessa, a nineteen-year-old MEDcadet, is the sole witness to an onboard murder committed while sailing from Rhone across the Eastern Sea to Earthland. To her horror, she and her podmates—two who, like Odessa, are genetically engineered—are arrested when the ship docks... arrested by the very security force who committed the crime!
Reynal Królik, an eighteen-year-old trading post sled driver on Earthland, foils an assassin’s attempt to kill Odessa and her companions. He and his fellow messengers whisk them away to safety only to discover the two groups are on opposite sides of the rebellion’s secret mission—a mission for which Rey is the key.
It’s a mission Odessa discovers will destroy what remains of the planet. A mission she will use her tech—and her wits—to keep from being completed by the boy whose life she saved.