Earth has been affected by a lethal plague that has wiped out three quarters of the world's population. As the infrastructure disintegrated, so did the stability of the environment. In this hostile new world, a small faction has come together for survival. Autumn Jessup risks everything to leave Wayside when she learns of the group. She embarks on a journey with her children and a few dear friends that will take them all through exciting and heartbreaking discoveries, and will eventually lead them to a safe New Haven.