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What if the end of the world was just the beginning?

Alice Davenport awakens from a fever to find her mother gone and the city she lives in ravaged by storms – with few survivors.

When Alice is finally rescued, she is taken to a huge underground bunker owned by the mysterious Paradigm Industries. As the storms worsen, the hatches close.

87 years later, amidst the ruins of London, the survivors of the Storms have reinvented society. The Model maintains a perfect balance – with inhabitants routinely frozen until they are needed by the Industry.

Fifteen-year-old Carter Warren knows his time has come.  Awoken from the catacombs as a contender for the role of Controller General, it is his destiny to succeed – where his parents failed.

But Carter soon discovers that the world has changed, in ways that make him begin to question everything that he believes in.  As Carter is forced to fight for those he loves and even for his life, it seems that the key to the future lies in the secrets of the past…


’I’d definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a dystopian read. It wasn’t the usual fare that seem to be all over at the moment. I do look forward to reading the next book in the series.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘What stood out the most for me is how absolutely beautiful the writing is. I’ve only recently started using the highlight feature on my nook and I marked tons of beautifully phrased metaphors and scene descriptions. Even if the story hadn’t been so compelling, I probably would’ve kept reading just for that.’ Goodreads reviewer 

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