Hi. I'm Deuce and I am the female protagonist of this story. If you haven't seen my first book, "Enclave", then this might be confusing. So I am a Huntress, someone destined to fight. But I wasn't born Topside, I was from down below, where we lived in a series of tunnels. Moving to Salvation really shifted my views on life. And I finally know what it feels like to have a real family.
This book was set in a world where humanity is pushed behind walls to protect themselves against zombie like creatures called Muties/Freaks. Their only source of food is harvesting vegetable outside of walls. But as the Freaks get smarter, what will happen to the civilization.
Hey I'm Fade. I'm Deuce's partner in combat. I really like Deuce and I won't let anyone else have her.
Hey I'm Stalker. I was from down under with Deuce and came to Salvation with her. I help train Deuce and I like her as well.
Hi I'm Tegan. I'm Deuce's best friend and I specialize in medicine and medical help.
In the beginning of the book, Deuce thought that has hasn't helped Salvation one bit. So she wanted to something that benefits Salvation. So she decides on the Summer Patrol, where you go out in the summer and help with the harvests.
Longshot, allow me to help with the Summer Patrol. I need a Reason to be here.
*Sigh*... OK sure.
Once the team makes it back to salvation after that failed harvest, Salvation was getting desperate. Without the next harvest being successful, Salvation will starve. So Elder Bigwater sends people to fight in the wilderness for the whole year so the harvest will be sucessful. And guess what, Deuces team is one of the chosen ones.
But during the Summer Patrols, the Freaks ambushed the team and they lost several good men. But Deuce never stopped fighting.
At the outpost, Deuce assumed that the Freaks kidnapped Fade. So she goes to look for him with Stalker and several others. What she finds is terrifying. A civilization with buildings and everything and even a fire. But Freaks are inhabiting it. Luckily Deuce finds Fade in the Freak village and returns.
I' going to head back to Salvation. I'm badly injured.
Now the fateful day of the harvest had come. Once everything was in the wagons, the Freaks attacked, with insane numbers. Deuce and everyone else fights with all they've got. But the numbers are just too much.
In the end there were only 4 survivors out of 20 and Longshot sacrificed himself to help everyone survive. Now Salvation has the food for this year, but whats going to happen next year as Freaks grow smarter and smarter? Find out in book #3 "Horde".