The world sings to me but I shut it out, because my parole forbids me from using my power. I went to prison because I didn’t want to join the Hero Council, become one of the so-called “good guys” and give up my freedom. I just wanted a place where I could be free, with other Empowered “renegades.” My friends died trying to be free, but I was captured and sentenced to Special Corrections.
Roy Walker is curious. But in a world where knowledge has disappeared, curiosity will get you killed. Generations ago, the Passim Virus wiped out most of humanity. The survivors banded together to form the Territory and, now, decades later, no one questions why knowledge has disappeared. Why should they? They’re lucky to be alive. But Roy doesn’t feel so lucky. He’s haunted by the murder of his father and he’s ostracized by everyone in town. He asks way too many questions, especially about the water pumped out by the town’s desalination plant.