Master storyteller Walter Dean Myers remarkable fantasy, in a dynamic new POINT paperback
If it had been up to Jon, he never would have left Crystal City. But the Fen children had finally broken through the city walls. And the Okalian way would survive only if some of the Okalians survived.
So Jon sets out into a strange new world. Hes been told to find the Ancient Land, where Okalian civilization began. But he hasnt been told of the horrors he will have to face in the cold Wilderness in order to get there. Now he must face the fact that everything hes been taught might be a lie — a lie he must face for everything to survive.
As the Fens attack his home in New City, fifteen-year-old Jon is sent into the Wilderness with other young Okalians to search for the Ancient City, but what he finds is something very different.