Terek is a boy on the verge of becoming a man. In his primitive society, this means he must spend no less than one full turn of the moon in the wilderness, seeking out and completing whatever tasks the gods choose to lay before him. He's spent his entire life training and preparing for this moment. The only thing he didn't prepare for was Reymir.
Sixteen-year-old Stephanie Williams is recruited by the corrupt government of her recovered post-war city to replace its ailing president and use her mild psychic gift of persuasion to keep the citizens docile and obedient. Together with the help of a group of similarly gifted friends and a mysterious wasteland settlement known as The Oasis, Stephanie must fight to overthrow the evil Colonel Jaffrey and restore free-will to the people.