You don't go inthe water. You don'ttouch it. If you do,it will get you, dragyou down,and you're gone.
knowsthe score:the water ruins everything. It kills on contact and coversthe whole world. Humans crowd together on tiny islands, surviving only bythe alien power of their slaves,the Sundered Ones.
The Sundered create food. The Sundered create shelter. They're also dying out -the
more they're used,the faster they fade. Faced with dual extinction,Harry wades through ugly secrets and re-written historyto findthe cost of survival -and it is high. Too high.In Harry'sbroken, flooded world, every hope hasa price <b><i>Youdon't go in the water. You don't touch it. If you do, it will get you, drag you down, and you're gone. </b></i>
Harry knows the score: the water ruins everything. It kills on contact and covers the whole world. Humans crowd together on tiny islands, surviving only by the alien power of their slaves, the Sundered Ones.
The Sundered create food. The Sundered create shelter. They're also dying out - the more they're used, the faster they fade. Faced with dual extinction, Harry wades through ugly secrets and re-written history to find the cost of survival - and it is high. Too high. In Harry's broken, flooded world, every hope has a price
One world, flooded by deadlywater. Two species, humansand their broken slaves. Something has to change – and when it does, someone is going extinct. ***Harry knows the
way things are can't continue. The world is flooded withwater thatkills on contact. The only sources for foodand shelter are Sundered Ones, weird and powerful creatures telepathically bound to human masters. But using Sundered Ones kills them, and there aren't any more inthe wild.
Somewhere in that flood, a strange device calledthe
Hopeof Humanity might havethe power to fix everything, but finding it isn't so easy. Terrorists think it can control
The Sundered create food. The Sundered create shelter. They're also dying out - the
world. Others think it's a Sundered weapon, and want to blow it up – andthe Sundered Ones want it really badly, which just might mean it's dangerous.Harry
hasto find it first, or he'll have no options. He has to find it first, and if he does, he'll have to decide: who will survive, human or Sundered? The world can't support them both. One way or another, in thisflooded world, Hopehas a price.
Iskinderknows the rules. Don't touch the water, or it will pull you under. Conserve food, because there’s no arable land. UseSundered slaves gently, or they die too quicklyto be worthwhile. With extinction on the horizon and a world lost to deadlyflood, Harry searches fora cure:the Hope of Humanity,the mysterious artifact that gave humanscontrol overthe Sundered centuries ago. Accordingto legend,the Hope can fix the planet.
But the Hope holds more secrets than Harry knows. PowerfulSundered Ones
willingly bow to himjust to get near it. Ambitious enemies pursue him, sure that the Hope is a weapon. Friends turn their backs, afraidHarry will choose wrong.
a choiceto make. The time for sharing the Earth is done. Either the Sundered survive and humanity ends,or humanity lives for a while, but the Sundered are wiped out.
He never wanted this choice.He
stillhas to make it. In his broken,flooded world, Hope comes witha price.