After a crusade against technology wipes out every last remnant of science, a horrific blood plague devastates mankind. In the wake of such despair, the desperate survive by capitalizing upon the misfortune of others.
Nerys Raphaen, an optimistic flower artist in a broken city, is an anomaly. But she is cruelly abducted, her blood harvested and inexplicably sold for prices that ruin lives, threatening to break her spirit. Then her enigmatic captor reveals that in her veins flows the key to their survival. He tells her she can save anyone. Given the chance at last to bring hope to an otherwise dark era, she never even considers questioning his method.
But because of Nerys...he does.
S. K. Balk lives in the frozen wastelands of Northern Michigan with her husband, roommate, two melodramatic dogs, and two adorably distracting cats. She works in the blood banking industry as a coordinator and in the laboratory and writes in her spare time. Other than writing, she has far too many hobbies to occupy her time, including hunting, fishing, sewing, reading, playing video games, orchestrating Dungeons & Dragon campaigns, and doing whatever she can to save the world.