A journey into darkness in search of salvation. In a world deep underground, beset upon by evils born of the ancient past, Arden must find a way to save his people. As his home hurtles toward all out war, Arden undertakes a perilous quest for salvation deep into the subterranean darkness in search of a mysterious forlorn city, revealed to him in his dreams. Within this long abandoned and deathly silent ruin, he discovers the very thing that could save his people—an ancient artifact of unimaginable power. But its discovery sets in motion events that could lead to the end of everything, propelling Arden and his people to their doom. Will he be able to change the course of fate or will he have unwittingly brought about their destruction? THIS IS THE PREQUEL NOVELA AND DOES NOT REQUIRE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF THE LOST SUN SERIES.