Mika and Ellie live in a future behind a wall, safe from the plague of animals beyond. Or so they've been told. But when one of them vanishes and the other takes part in a sinister virtual reality game, they discover their concrete world is built on lies. Lies spun by a government that, decades ago, conspired to "save" the world — but only for the chosen few.
The sun was setting over the Atlantic, and as it ran like molten gold into the waves a girl in a Pod Fighter ripped through the scene like graffiti sprayed across a landscape. For a few startled moments, the sun and the sea trembled.
Ellie flew fast and low with her eyes fixed on the northern horizon.