A haunting short story prequel to the Mortal Coil series.
Jun Bei, Cole, Anna, Leoben, Ziana. Five children with extraordinary potential.
They don't get many visitors at the remote laboratory where they live under the eye of legendary geneticist, Lachlan Agatta. So when a strange man and woman arrive out of the blue one day, the children can’t help but be intrigued about these newcomers who are nothing like the scientists they usually meet.
It turns out the visitors are from Cartaxus, and they’re here to offer the children an unfathomable opportunity: escape.
But freedom means different things to the five children. And for one of them, getting what they want may mean betraying everyone else.