Scarlet believes she is saving her friends by heading to the Frontline. She has no idea the true battles she will face. Nothing is as it seems. Scarlet, Henri, Tony, and Jennie are faced with their toughest choices yet as they find themselves in the middle of hostile territory, with nowhere to go.
Their hope for a neutral land, and a future for the kids left fighting the war is questioned when they stumble upon the latest deception of the Frontline. The expertly trained Network kids are dying while the undertrained Deserted win countless battles. The war is stacked for Darkness to win. But no one will survive the slaughter should he gain control. With the deadline of their change from human to Deserted fast approaching, they have to think fast and act quicker as they try to come out alive.
Betrayal, deception, and Darkness lurks around every turn for these four teens. Will they be able to outrun the Elders? Will the Network discover they’re still alive? Can they overcome their fears that give Darkness the advantage?