Hundreds of years have passed since the world we know has ended. The Disastrous End came and went in the blink of an eye, and while the human race was targeted, some survived. At first, they were scared and isolated from one another, but over time a need for survival became far more likely in groups. So the Clans of the New were formed.
Fifteen-year-old Tenley Bright is a mischievous member of the Forest Clan, and while she would rather be climbing trees than doing her chores, her pride in her people know no bounds. On the day guests were supposed to arrive, she gets caught by nearby Marauders and attacked, but saved by Spencer Yu of the River Clan: her clan's biggest enemy, and the one they were at war with.
Despite her fears and her hatred towards the River Clan, Tenley and Spencer uncover an ancient secret beneath the world, that may change the course of the New and their entire lives.