In a collapsed city ruled by the merciless Authorities and the tyrannical Sovereign Supreme, one woman named Ash struggles to survive. The dangerous, dark city she lives in is surrounded by a looming border wall that no one can get past. No one gets into the city, and no one gets out.
But one day, everything changes for Ash. She meets a young boy, Alex, whose fiery determination to escape the city lights a spark in her. Joined by Zach, a man who isn't all he seems, and Scarlett, a fierce young girl with her loyal hawk, they embark on a mission to bring down the Authorities that rule their city, get past the border wall, and find what is on the other side. Their journey will change them - and the world - forever. And after a devastating betrayal, Ash and her companions embark on a perilous quest to do the very thing the Authorities fear most: to start an uprising.
As the end approaches, Ash and the eight other survivors find themselves in a new world completely different from the lie they have lived their whole lives. On a fight for survival, and the truth, Ash begins to uncover the vast mystery behind the city, and the Sovereign Supreme's plan at work through it all. Trust dissolves among companions, and tensions grow to the breaking point as lies are slowly chipped away, revealing the unfathomable truth beneath. The lives of everyone Ash cares about, and the entire world, are at stake. The end is fast approaching, and the final plays of the game will determine the future of humanity.