Stohl continues the story begun in Icons (2013) of four young revolutionaries in a future ruled by aliens. Doloria, Furo, Lucas, and Tima are Icon children, the only people on earth immune to the power of the aliens. They're on the run with their protector, the mysterious mercenary guide, Fortis. Dol, who is torn between her love for Furo and Lucas, is having recurring dreams of a young girl who may be a fifth Icon child. Her search for this girl takes the group to Southeast Asia, where they encounter the quirky monk Buddha Bill and discover their true origins.