New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker teams with Tosca Lee to create this gripping thriller set in a desolate future.

Fleeing pursuit, with only moments to live, a young man named Rom stumbles into possesion of a vial of blood and a cryptic vellum. When consumed the blood will revive his emotions and when decoded, the message will lead him on a perilous journey that will require him to abandon everything he has ever known and awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love. But the blood, at terrible risk, will also resurrect hatred, ambition and greed.

Set in a grim future where pageantry masks death, this tale of passionate love and dark desires peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare to take the journey.