Within the Walls

Within the Walls

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Emma Jackson By Unoriginally_Red Completed

Before the rising seas could cease their destruction, a virulent plague killed off billions of the adult population, leaving the young immune to survive. Together they built the Floodgates to protect themselves from the relentless surges of an ocean gone wild. Within the walls, they built a new society. 

109 years later, Elizabeth Fallon and her older sister are orphans; the city is divided and all citizens, both Concave and Convex are forbidden to enter the wide moat separating the classes. The warnings handed down through the generations claim the water is infected with The Drown, the disease which all but wiped out humanity all those years ago. But now it has mutated and no one is immune.

Risking everything, Elle challenges the fundamental taboo of her world; she swims for the other side.

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