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KAT ROSS grew up in New York City and worked as a bike messenger, legal secretary, coat check girl and iguana-brander before settling on a career as a reporter and editor. Kat Ross is the pseudonym of Kitty Stapp, who is an editor for Inter Press Service, based out of the UN Headquarters in New York.
Sixteen year-old Jansin Nordqvist is on the verge of graduating from the black ops factory known as the Academy. She's smart and deadly, and knows three things with absolute certainty: 1. When the world flooded and civilization retreated deep underground, there was no one left on the surface. 2. The only species to thrive there are the toads , a primate/amphibian hybrid with a serious mean streak. 3. There's no place on Earth where you can hide from the hypercanes, continent-sized storms that have raged for decades. Jansin has been lied to. On all counts.
A generation ago, continent-sized storms called hypercanes caused the Earth to flood. The survivors were forced to retreat deep underground and build a new society.This is the story that sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist has heard all of her life.Jansin grew up in a civilization far below the Earths surface. Shes spent the last eight years in military intelligence training. So when her parents surprise her with a coveted yet treacherous trip above ground, shes prepared for anything. Shes especially thrilled to feel the fresh air, see the sun, and view the wide-open skies and the ocean for herself.But when raiders attack Jansins camp and take her prisoner, she is forced to question everything shes been taught. What do her captors want? How will she get back underground? And if she ever does, will she want to stay after learning the truth?