Under the burning sun Micah escapes the city he has always called home. His father dead, his mentor slain, his workshop burned to the ground, all he has left are his two closest friends: fellow runaway slave, the fierce Shilah and Cam, the last good noble. They are hunted by the oppressors they dared to challenge.
For though they are alone, they are not empty handed. Micah wields a machine that will alter their fiery land forever: an invention of his own making that can create Cold. In a world where rivers boil in their beds and the sky glows red, this changes everything.
They must take an ancient, secret path north to the Jadan promised land - to stay ahead of their enemies and to keep their secret safe.
But freedom can be costly and unpredictable: once ignited, it spreads like fire.