The First Interstellar Empire of Mankind has been gone for 2000 years, but its legacy remains, scattered across the stars. On some worlds, civilization has collapsed. On others, mankind has thrived. On still others, humanity has died out, or mutated into forms that their ancestors would never recognize as human.
Alec works in the Detroit Overseer-factories, building a mysterious alien device. When three strangers appear, he’s provided an opportunity to escape after years of servitude. Cole, a Freeborn loner, encounters Lina after her village is destroyed by the alien Occupation. Together, they make the arduous journey to a fabled safe-zone, trying to stay one step ahead of the enemy drones on their trail.