Kai Magnum, the Lord President of the Empire of Earth, ruled Earth in the 25th Century justly and well, but that was before the Givers came. The five aliens used blackmail and hypnosis to lie their way to power, taking control of the Earth and enslaving its people. Now Kai, with no memory of his past and his political life, joins an rebellion in the underground of a destroyed city that refuses to bow to the Giver's will. But when the Givers dump a dangerous drug into Earth's water supply in an effort to eliminate the rebellion once and for all, the rebels must search for uncontaminated water in a bid to save themselves and Earth. But why does it appear as if Kai can never die?