Baalboden has been ravaged. The Commander's whereabouts are unknown. And with a ragged group of survivors struggling to stay alive, it's up to Logan to become the leader they need—with Rachel by his side. Under constant threat from rival city-state Carrington's army, which is after the device that controls the Cursed One, the group leaves the ruins of their home and takes their chances in the Wasteland.
But soon their problems intensify tenfold: someone—possibly inside their ranks—is sabotaging the survivors, picking them off one by one. With the chaos putting unbearable strain on Rachel and Logan, it isn't long before they feel their love splintering. And the group begins to question whether the price of freedom may be too great—and whether they can make it out of the Wasteland alive.
In this daring sequel to Defiance, with the world they once loved forever destroyed, Rachel and Logan must decide between a life on the run and standing their ground to fight.
C. J. Redwine loves fairy tales, Harry Potter, and any movie starring Johnny Depp. She is also the author of Defiance and Deception. If the novel-writing gig ever falls through, she'll join the Avengers and wear a cape to work every day. C.J. lives in Nashville with her husband and children.