Author Games: Deadlands (Broken Crowns #2)
That time of year when everything is vibrant with color and life, the greens of healthy leaves and the soft pinks of cherry blossoms - they fade eventually. They become something more colorful, all over the vibrance of the spectrum: flaming oranges, drippings crimsons, soaked yellows. The impression of burning skies lurks overhead but, like the greens and the blossoms, these colors, too, die, fading out into a shriveled up brown until they lose all hope at clinging to branches and just fall.
It's this stretch of death that simply fascinates The Scapegoat and urges him to continue pulling the strings of the games, this time a year after the arena of ice and cold shoulders. It's the 116th year of the Hunger Games, and he's recruited a whole new team of Gamemakers to accomplish the task of making these games more intense and breaking than the last.
He wants the arena to psychologically damage these tributes in hundreds of different ways.
He wants the children the wither and wilt like the environment around them.
~Sequel to Below Zero~