Book 1: Resistance
Jacinta’s grandfather remembers the time before resource wars wrecked everything from refineries to satellites, before cities flooded, crops failed and the Avarit faction took control of the surviving outposts of civilization. For Jac, survival means medic training and foraging for herbs in the forest, as well as protecting their food-crops and solar generator from savage storms and enforcer patrols.
When Jac travels to the city and meets Raine, charismatic leader of the outlawed rangers, she is drawn into the Resistance, protecting citizens from Avarit’s exploitation and from the terrorist attacks of F2 paramilitaries agitating for a civil war they cannot win.
Raine is hunting the traitor in their own ranks, while struggling to maintain the rangers’ heightened-awareness lieth training that commits the Resistance to a revolution that doesn’t merely replace one despot with another like a phoenix rising from the ashes. He has to trust that loyalty and friendship will find a way to defeat the regime’s heavy weapons and surveillance.