Community Ratings (1)
Click or tap each bar for details
Seventeen-year-old Runa Cophem longs to be more than part of the Helix machine. Inside, no one socializes, no one interacts in a meaningful way. Her life takes an unforeseen turn when she’s brutally attacked and left for dead in the woods near the Helix.
Humanity has colonized a tidally locked planet known as Pendomus, a planet of extremes. Half eternal scorching desert and half perpetual arctic night. Surviving along the temperate band between the two, we’ve set up home in a complex known as the Helix. Within the Helix lies a highly sophisticated, highly technological society that seems to function solely on humans fulfilling their life’s purpose. That purpose is determined and nurtured through a person’s natural aptitudes, as read by their daily brain scans. Eating, sleeping, and even procreation is handled by professionals. These basic concepts are no longer a part of society’s every day norm.
Seventeen-year-old Runa Cophem longs to be more than part of the Helix machine. Her life inside is anything but fulfilling. She feels disconnected and longs to be more than society dictates. Inside, no one socializes, no one interacts in a meaningful way. It has never set right with Runa. She would love nothing more than to reach out to her family, but not even her own mother can show any semblance of love for her. Instead, Runa has found solace in the ancient woods nearby, despite their being strictly forbidden.
Runa’s life takes an unforeseen turn when she’s brutally attacked and left for dead in those woods near the Helix. Rescued by a stranger with blue hair, she’s immersed into a surprising way that humanity has survived. Fueled by a yearning to belong, and an attraction she didn’t even know was possible, Runa wants desperately to make a new life. Yet, there’s much she doesn’t know about herself, about the planet, and about the forces controlling her from afar.
What she needs are some answers.