Kali's life is in ruins, and she has no one left to turn to. But her family isn't dead....it's much worse than that. The world isn't the way it used to be. Buildings crumble, cars sit under layers of dust and the only people that walk the streets are the soulless, shambling creatures with no knowledge of who they are any longer. Kali Williams knows she can't hide for long, and when the soul suckers come for her she runs, breathless with fear, straight into the arms of a mysterious stranger who calls himself "the guardian".