For the greater good of serenity
Peyton Williamson has always felt like he hasn’t belonged. In the idyllic City, everyone seems to know exactly what they’re doing and exactly who they like—except for him, of course. Being shipped to the Academy, the school all adolescents must attend to become full members of society, barely helps at all. If anything, the realization that the world he’s spent his whole life in may be a fabrication for something more sinister only exacerbates his insecurities. Others around him find themselves disillusioned with the City as well, doubting who they can trust and what they can do to keep themselves safe. When they’re all ripped out of their homes and thrown into a territory ungoverned by the City’s authority, they must learn their way through the wild lands, meeting the people who struggle to live on a day-to-day basis within it along the way. Over a series of events, they slowly unearth secrets about their society—and themselves—that may have best remained hidden.