Forced to flee Eden, the only home they’ve ever known, Aaliss and her brother Wilky plunge into the land of the Soulless, where everything is as they feared—only different.
- WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Best Science Fiction (Dystopian)
- FINALIST: Readers' Favorite Book Awards - Young Adult Fantasy
- FINALIST: Eric Hoffer Book Awards 2017 – Young Adult
Aaliss graduated at the top of her class as a highly trained Guardian of the city of Eden, the last refuge against the Red Death plague. When her rather odd younger brother, Wilky, discovered a cure, it came at a high cost, as the High Priest falsely branded them as traitors.
On the run, they’re captured in the wild new world, but are the Soulless really that bad? Aaliss strikes a deal with the surprisingly charming Prince Eamon—the cure, in exchange for her freedom. Together they search for the ingredients to the cure in a desperate race against time to save the Prince’s brother’s life.
US Review of Books (RECOMMENDED) says: "Where dystopian novels are a dime a dozen, Altabef creates an epic tale that stands out."
Readers' Favorite Book Reviews (5 STARS) says: "The characters are well-developed, and the plot is fast-paced and riveting, with surprises stacked at every corner. Readers will love the fact that the story starts with intense action and the intensity only gets stronger as the plot moves on. Jeff Altabef creates a fantasy adventure that weaves together powerful themes like death and faith, love and devotion, and, of course, betrayal. This book will take you into lands you’d want to visit. A work of great imagination."