Nora was born seventeen years after the war which destroyed most nations. She grew up, married, and bore children all under the watchful eye of Heartland's governing system. The rules and restrictions controlled every aspect of life. Still, when compared with life in the Outland few people rebelled. Yet, when Nora finds her children in jeopardy, and a yearning for freedom rises within her, the choice she makes changes their lives forever. Once she becomes an enemy of the City-State there is no going back.