Aylen has devoted her life to educate children. While she spends her days teaching the children of the WCGA elite, at night she sneaks down to the ruins where the less fortunate live and teach the childern to read and write, and to fight for a better future. Dedicated to her cause, she prides herself on teaching children the truth about the government and the history of humanity. She is determined not to recycle the myths the government force fed the populace.
But then a myth shows up at her door. Trapped in a horrible earthquake the last people Aylen ever expected to come to her rescue were First Generation Warriors . They shouldn't exist! And they certainly shouldn't make her blood boil and her heart melt. One touch and Aylen’s life will never be the same. But how would they make it out of the government run city back to the Badlands were her Warriors live? And how will she survive in a land full of monsters and mutants? It is a nightmare, but in nightmare you can scream and wake up. In the Badlands you can scream all you want, no body will care.
SIDE NOTE... IMPORTANT!
The Despot, Shara Azod, has formally DIBBSED the guy in the middle. That is all.
Lysander, Calix, and Thanos are warriors currently patrolling inside the Badlands. Unlike most Warriors, they are not podmates -- at least, Thanos is not. The two older men took him in when his two podmates were killed. The bond among the three of them has grown steadily, but Thanos always holds himself back. He does not share his body freely with the other two men unless the need is so great he can't resist.
Artemis has been watching the trio for some time. She knows Thanos has a horrible secret about the death of his podmates, but he's a good man nonetheless. She's also intrigued that these men are truly Spartan warriors, unlike so many second generation Warriors created by the WCGA. That aside, she's drawn to them and knows they are her true mates.
She just hopes she can break through Thanos's grief and guilt before he does something stupid. Like letting himself get killed.
Like the gates of Hell, the military base of Camerico marks the line between order and chaos, in this case civilization and the Badlands. Only Warriors -- genetically engineered elite forces -- keep the evil that occupies the Badlands at bay. But the Warriors have become almost as uncivilized as the lands they police. They make their own laws, and they take what they want -- and right now they want Amy.
Three Viking Warriors, armed to the teeth and promising Amy what no man ever has before -- their complete devotion -- sweep her off her feet and away from her government mandated job. What more could a woman ask for? Other than to survive the next attack of the mutants sure to come after they escape into the heart of the Badlands...
They say in space, no one can hear you scream. But in the Badlands, you can scream all you want.