On the savage planet of Hadanum, the last reengineered remnants of humanity struggle for survival.
Thallsen, home to the Jana, is surrounded by massive megas, organisms that cover the land and sea, hosts to smaller, but no less terrible creatures.
The Jana have relied on ancient machines from Dead Earth to protect themselves for generations, but their dependence is about to be tested.
In search of his father, Watchware Balon has instead found something that will send the Jana hurtling into a conflict for which they are not prepared. On a journey that takes him far from the security of home, he will discover that his people can and must find the strength within themselves to throw off the shackles of their past, or be wiped out forever.