Oleja Raseari is itching for a fight.
For generations, she and her people have been enslaved at the bottom of a desert canyon. They spend their days in the mines, toiling away to earn another meal from their mysterious captors.
Well, most of them do.
Oleja, a tinkerer and self-taught fighter, has bigger things on her mind. No one in history has ever escaped successfully, and Oleja loves nothing more than a challenge. Many have attempted escape; death caught them all—and for Oleja, death is not an option.
But making it to the outside means confronting a world she knows nothing about—a world none of her people have seen in hundreds of years. And it just might prove to be more deadly than the world she aims to leave behind.