A gas called Variant has engulfed the Earth and only a small pocket of humans cling to life in an underground city. Procreation is strictly controlled, resources are limited, and time is running out to find a solution to humanity’s future as the city is slowly failing from age.
The solution this book deals with is to genetically engineer the children to be able to exist breathing Variant, thus allowing future generations to return to the surface, and this is the story of one of those groups. And, i have to say, it’s a rather good story too.
It certainly keeps moving along at a good pace as there’s a lot going on in the city with the various competing groups and their agendas.
It’s well written with good characters throughout.
All in all, a very good start to this post apocalyptic, dystopian future, tetralogy — and i’m happily diving straight into the next book for more of it.