In a bleak world, where we believe no animals exist, we meet Kester, a 12-year-old boy who lives in a home for disturbed children. There are no natural food sources and a large corporation runs everything. Kester doesn’t really know why he’s been here for the past six years, but when a flock of pigeons and a cockroach start talking to him, he is convinced that he’s gone mad. With their help Kester escapes and is taken to the last surviving group of animals in the land. He must decide to help find a cure to the disease, which has wiped out most of the animal kingdom or use the animals to find his way home.

This is an unusual, emotional, action-packed human tale, which will make children ask questions of themselves. It is the first part of a trilogy. The Dark Wild and The Wild Beyond complete the trilogy.