The Outcasts, a ragged band of teenagers, search for a place of peace on a planet of chaos. Danger lies in every shadow, and the fragile thread that holds them together threatens to fall apart. A powerful, faceless army pursues them, as well as a special breed of creature both mysterious and lethal. Hiding in the Font of Knowledge, the Outcasts encounter new friends and old enemies. But nothing is simple or clear in this ravaged world. How can they know whom to trust—and whom to fear? And is the safe HayVen they seek the biggest deception of all?