In a future empire, on the state of London, an artificial satellite orbiting Neptune, 17-year-old Lorcan Falls is about to end his life. For eight months, rebels interrogated Lorcan. They believed that he, being the Emperor's nephew, was privy to strategic information. They were Wrong. An imperial strike team blasts a near dead Lorcan out of captivity, but pain has dulled his hazel eyes, humiliation erased his smile, and loneliness sucked away the meat from his bones. When he’s well enough to go back to school, an e-mail from an unknown sender pops up on Lorcan's station--he knows too much about the rebels to live. The message hints that the Society of the Yellow Sun, a secret military organization, might be Lorcan's only chance at survival. Only problem, the Society is branded as terrorist group by the Union, and anyone caught trying to contact them faces a lifetime in prison. Even if it's the emperor's nephew. Tired of being powerless and frightened, Lorcan seeks help from Gaspard, a butler with a past he’d rather forget, to teach him how to fight and locate the Society. From the London and Paris states to Earth, a desolated planet where human life has been impossible for centuries, Lorcan and Jet, a fellow schoolmate who has Lorcan's heart pounding faster, search for the Society. They uncover secrets--the kind that leave bodies in their shadows-- break imperial laws, fight deadly rebels, and of course they must do all that during weekends and holidays, since they must be on time every day for chemistry, physics, and other classes.