She lives in an experimental world meant to save us all.
He’s an Outsider from a dying, technology-choked society.
A chilling secret binds their
 lives—and hearts—together

Siblings Leaf and Willow Oak Watson live in an experimental medieval village. Sealed inside New Eden Township since infancy, their generation was created to build a sustainable nature-rich world. One devoid of Outsider technology.

One that believes death will give way to life.

Until their father’s shocking death forces them to question their very existence.

Now everyone in their peaceful town is suspect. Risking banishment, the siblings search for clues, leading them to Fillion Nichols, an Outsider with a disturbing link to their family. A young man Willow feels a strong, unexplainable bond to. A strong connection Fillion has felt for six years—since she died inside his family’s test world. Or so he thought.

Their encounter launches Fillion into a battle with his haunted past and programmed future as he rushes to decode the many dangerous secrets that bind their families together—a necessity if they’re all to survive.

Worlds collide in an unforgettable quest for truth, unfolding a story rich in mystery, betrayal, and love.

Are you ready to discover what is real?

A salivating blend of MEDIEVAL FANTASY meets THE NEAR FUTURE in this gritty young adult eco-dystopian fairy tale, brimming with angsty, slow burn romances, a thrilling murder mystery, and strong found family themes.