Annabeth: A decade has passed since the M'Nai landed and took over Earth. There wasn't mass destruction, there wasn't much pillaging, but there was a whole lot of deception. Now, we're at their mercy, set to work under them, like slaves, digging for a rare element under our planet's surface that they say will be the key to protecting our world from another, more aggressive and evil species.
Kane: To escape my father, I've joined the military as a senai, a M'Nai soldier. Sent to guard the workers, the humans, who are too weak to protect themselves. I'm pleased to be out from under his roof, however, I will never be out of his reach.
Annabeth and Kane meet in the mines beneath the earth's surface, two very different people, both in mind and species, but something draws them to one another, something that will get them both killed or, worse, start a war.