by J. R. Devoe
Two Antarctic nations at war over food. Their only hope: a seed vault in the Arctic, and an outcast who must cross the decimated world to reach it.
Toris Onero spends his time scavenging wrecks for the black market, hoping to earn enough to buy his sister a seat at the Academy. Struggling to get by in the remains of an iceless Antarctic, life is tough and every day could be his last.
When crop failures spark a brutal famine, the council of Polaria prepares to invade their neighboring nation to seize the resources they need to survive. As his sister is conscripted to fight in the coming war, Toris discovers the existence of a Seed Vault from long ago, locked away on the other side of the planet.
The council offers their highest reward to anyone who can retrieve the seeds – and for the first time in seven hundred years, people return to the ravaged world in search of salvation.