Synopses & Reviews
Nearly two decades after the fall, the transcendent city of Iris is the only place rumored to have a cure to the disease that decimated the world. Beyond Iris, are the remnants of the old world, crawling with the Depraved. Infected with Lethe, they no longer remember the people or dreams they were once willing to fight for, and are left instead with familiar voices that whisper dark and unfamiliar words within their minds. Instinct is all that keeps the diseased struggling to exist another day.
Deep underground, below Iris, exists a compound, prison to the Nameless who traded their freedom for the cure to Lethe. It is here that 736 fights to protect those she loves. Not against the Depraved that she's taught to fear, but against the society that saved her from that fate. She was willing to trade away her rights to regain the ability to form memories, but she won't let the cult that cured her treat the lives of the Nameless like a resource to be used and discarded. At least, not without a fight.
How much is 736 willing to sacrifice for revenge against her captors? For those she cares about? For freedom? Everything has a cost, what would you be willing to pay?
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The fire of The Hunger Games, the brutality of The Boys, and the thrill of The Last of Us, all wrapped in a beautiful exploration of character that Lethe alone could make you forget.
The Prophet owns the cure, and with it, the world.
Infection isn't a death sentence, but it might as well be. Imprisoned deep beneath the city of Iris, 736 traded her freedom for a treatment delivered too late to preserve her past, leaving only tattered memories of her deal with the Prophet. But regrets are worthless, and the cuff surgically fused to her arm ensures the terms of her agreement are absolute. For years, she executes the Prophet's dark bidding while unraveling under the Citizen's piercing cruelty, until the Prophet threatens something far more precious than her own life.
When a former Citizen offers an escape into Depraved-infested ruins, 736 must overcome the vicious echoes of her past to support his perilous plan. Even if it means leading her people into a world crawling with the twisted remnants of humanity. Anything is better than letting the Prophet slaughter her fellow Nameless. Better than spilling innocent blood in the name of a savior she despises. Better than letting the scientists of Iris dismantle her best friend piece by piece.
But freedom comes at a cost. Is 736 willing to make the sacrifice?
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"When I read the author has a degree in biology, that was a hint Megan Tennant would add something new to the dystopian genre. That was only the beginning of something more spectacular."
"This book is a gem. A dark and gritty dystopian gem."
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