A pending execution, a missing spirit and an underground revolution...Two young friends are pulled away from home and from each other. Taken and trained by idealists on opposing sides of the coming war, both prepare for battle. Yedda owes her life to the patriotic city guard, but she has doubts about how they treat the people they're meant to protect. Corliss is raised by a group of revolutionaries--but once they've discovered what she is, they might view her as more weapon than human. On their paths to adulthood, both children struggle with identity, loneliness and the landscape of a corrupt nation as they develop their own views on violence and justice. When the time comes to face each other, what will they believe?