Everyone has secrets they cannot escape. All of known civilization is ruled by the Riv, a race that dominates political and religious culture, exploiting a monopoly on power and truth. Milo, an outcast with an unfortunate lineage, discovers something hidden deep in the woods that threatens Riv authority. His best friend Milena - herself a Riv with a better pedigree - has inner demons the Riv want to leverage against her. Can Milo somehow reveal this powerful secret without harming those he loves? Will Milena keep her secrets hidden to protect Milo, or will she help him tear apart the only world she fits into?