The Walled Cities
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Earth. Two hundred years after the fall of civilization, the remains of mankind have divided into two groups: those that wish to carry on some sense of civilization live inside one of the great Walled Cities, while others prefer to live outside these cities in the vast wilds. Compared to these wilds, the Walled Cities is a sanctuary for polite society.
Seventeen year old Z is one of these outsiders. Due to his heritage and choice to live outside the Walled Cities, he is seen as untrustworthy by many. All he wants is to help his sister in law, his brother and their two children, survive and run the small farm the live on. To do this he hunts and traps the wild animals that roam the wilderness, and sells their skins to the merchants of the Walled Cities. They are the only ones who have the money and supplies his family needs to survive each year. Without them or the cities and ports, his life would come to a grinding halt.
Z has always tried to respect the laws and customs of the Walled Cities, but an encounter with a guard goes horribly wrong. Fleeing from the city and one of the few men who trusted him, Z encounters a stranger under unique circumstances. He and the stranger will have to work together as Z knows the stranger will not survive alone, and he will have need of their talents soon. Between them, they will undertake some of the hardest trials the world has to throw at them. Lives will be lost, cities will crumble, and Z will have to make the hardest decision of his life.
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