200 years into the future, after the world is reborn from the ashes of the Phoenix War, Apollo lives a life of certain calculation: finish his final years of specialized study, take an apprenticeship with his father's ministry, and finally join him atop the most well-respected authority in New Washington. It seems like the perfect plan; but as his apprenticeship draws nearer, Apollo finds himself questioning if the path paved for him since birth is one he was can truly live up to.
Before he has time to find out, a heated rebellion begins bubbling just below the surface, threatening to unravel the only existence he has ever known. The stakes are raised even higher as his father's latest experiment, the Genetic Modification Rejuvenation Project, becomes the center of the rebellion's focus. Apollo is caught in the crossfire when tragedy suddenly forces him to the forefront of the uprising. He must now make a decision that could alter the course of his family - and humanity - forever. But in order to do so, he must face the most horrific tragedy of all, one that is far more dangerous than he could have ever imagined: the truth.