High above the sunken remains of the world, hidden among the tropics of the north lies an oasis, the gardens of tradition, founded by the living leaves of the evergreen, the Astral. For centuries those within the gates of Jerico have embraced life without electricity, surviving by the sun and stars alone. Only few have ever pursued advancement, and fewer still have questioned why an entire rainforest lives without electricity, within a hundred miles of the literal lightning city. Until now. When eighteen-year-old brothers Derek and James Nite return from Vema with Lynn and Heather, they are confronted by a different Silka City than the one they grew up in. Forced into flight and wanted by their enigmatic father, the returned leader of Infinite, they find themselves crawling through the jungle, desperately seeking refuge from a people they do not know. Again. If they ever want to see their home again, they must be prepared for the truth of why they met Sand Freedom in the first place. They must learn to adapt, and survive at all costs, and quick. But Jerico Territory is only the third of the four island nations. And Astral is just the beginning.