Forty years ago, the world ended.
Monsters--big, small, fast, slow, but all equally deadly--suddenly appeared, wreaking havoc and consuming every human they could find. Only a few survived and now live in nomadic communities, traversing the planet and avoiding death as best they can. Askari was born to this world, raised in a community that taught her to fight, to run, and to survive. But she's headstrong, opinionated, and daring, and when she breaks one rule too many, she is sent away. How will she survive in such an impossible, deadly environment?