Two years ago, a solar pulse destroyed modern life. Bea Crenshaw organized starving neighbors into a farming community. But now Bea’s gone, and her grandchildren must carry her legacy forward.
In the post-apocalyptic pressure cooker of Austin, Texas, 19-year-old Keno and his younger cousins struggle to ensure their community’s survival even as they’re forced to relocate to safer grounds. Northern Lights that don’t belong this far south grow increasingly intense, making Keno fear what harm the sun will cause next.
Even worse, a marauding militia called the Raiders is closing in, led by a deranged woman who preys on teenage boys. Despite Keno’s debilitating flashbacks from a firefight, he and his wife have a new baby to protect. Though Bea is dead, her spirit desperately searches for ways to shield her grandkids. When Raiders target two neighborhood members, the only hope lies in the community’s strength, Keno’s ingenuity, and the family’s fierce love for one another.
Smith’s rich, multi-generational post-apocalyptic saga takes a darker, more metaphysical turn, while reluctant hero Keno risks everything to secure the future of his family. It’s page-turning stuff!
Laura Creedle. Award-winning author of The Love Letters of Abelard & Lily, et al.
“An electrifying and intense finale to Smith’s atmospheric
apocalypse family saga. You will be transfixed.”
—ADEN POLYDOROS, World Fantasy Award finalist, author of Wrath Becomes Her