About the Book
How much would you risk to be free?
Emmeline and her family live in a place that just a generation ago was called America. Now, it's simply known as "The Republic." There is no president. No Congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom.
There are only the Authorities.
This bleak and barren existence is all that eighteen-year-old Emmeline has ever known. She dutifully walks her energy board daily and accepts all male pairings assigned to her by the Authorities. Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed.
Until the day they come for the one she loves most.