After the events in the Shimmer Town, Abranyah and her family are left with more responsibility than she believes they can handle - both in her time, as it is, and in the "other place." As the rebuild continues, cryptic clues of a time before hers - a time before The Whatever - have started appearing in Abranyah's life. Truly the only thing certain, in times as they are, is uncertainty. A mysterious figure known as The Lazaran begins to influence events in the barren, The Warrant ushers more and more of the populace under their wing, and a wanted man known as Devil makes Abranyah an intriguing proposition. Will her decisions effect life before The Whatever? Will she discover the secret to the blackness? Or, will her choices lead to war?