Christopher Dante and his Uncle Hal work for the Universal Salvage Company scrapping discarded metal and stone outside the ruined city of Cogstin. It has been four hundred years since “The Event,” an unknown expulsion of energy that wiped out this once cultural center of the world. Little is known about what actually happened, but it is rumored that “The Event” was the last-ditch effort to prevent the merging of two universes. It is a world controlled and monitored, a world of roles and selections, a top down world instituted so that “The Event” can never happen again. But one day while scrapping in the mysterious, ruined city of Cogstin, Christopher Christopher discovers a secret that forces him to face his past and his future, a truth so powerful that it could destroy everyone and everything he knows.