Serenity had been divided as far back as the histories tell. The Aterran settlers live inside the wall with technology, while the natives live outside the wall with none.
Welcome to Serenity.
Ten years have passed since John Tanis tried to kill his best friend, Bill Bremmer. Not finishing the job is his only regret. Exiled from Aterra, Tanis has fought for survival and acceptance in the uncivilized Shadowland.
The Shadowlanders and the Jaru live in a perpetual state of war, but when the scattered tribes of the Jaru begin to unite the delicate balance is tipped. Aterra is also suffering, as a native sympathizer uprising decimates cities in a spate of bombing attacks.
Finding technology outside the wall, Tanis is suspicious that his former friend may have a hand in the troubles engulfing his land. He would relish any opportunity to settle that old score, an opportunity that could never happen . . .
Until the day Aterra lost the wall.