It is the deep future, and the underworld colonies of Nassgrube offer sole protection to a society unable to breathe the surface air. Living on the northernmost base is Moth, a young technician desperate to find out what happened to his father, who disappeared in mysterious circumstances several years ago.
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The Battle for Lesazon's FreedomTheir defenses broken, the Lesazonians' leader Nara sounds the retreat into the deep caverns below their once-beautiful land. The crew of the Majestic Explorer suffer a terrible defeat, their members seriously injured. Nalyn's life hangs in the balance as the final battle for Lesazon begins!
On discovering clues in a hidden disk, he spends his life studying the devastated landscape he must run to. Planning in secret. Scheming. Trusting nobody.
Then trouble begins. It starts with ominous, disturbing dreams in which a draped figure appears, stalking him. Following this, he notices something peculiar outside the base, an object which should not be there. His unease continues as he finds himself being swept along by local politics, threats of revolt, the makings of a fervour unknown since his parents led mass protests against the genome legislation.
With his options for escape narrowing, he goes, entering a world far more terrifying than he’d expected. Running in fear, he finds a treacherous path opening up for him, filled with predators and false proselytisers, unexpected cures and slavery — a path crossed by a cloned woman called Jaala, who is following his father’s trail for reasons of her own.
Deceived into an unnatural alliance, he strays upon a course that leads him ever closer to madness and destruction — and ever further from the greatest discovery of all ...
Edged with violence, humour and tenderness by turns, Among You Secret Children is a grand tale of love transcending death, and of a hope transferred across the centuries; a tale of hauntedness.