The world has changed from what it once was. A dark new species rules the planet. Humankind is endangered. I spent all of my seventeen years deep in the forest in a hidden village with other humans, safe from the savage creatures that inherited Urth. But one day, all of that changed. Our village was found. We were discovered. My people were slaughtered. None were spared, except the young. Taken and forced into a life of slavery, we’ve been thrust into a civilization where one rule applies: kill or be killed. It is the only way to survive. As a result, I worry I’m lost, that I’ve strayed so far from what characterizes me as human I wonder some days whether I am any better than the creatures who enslave me. Then the love I feel for my siblings reminds me. The constant fear for their safety that drums in time with my heartbeat. The realization that I hate what has been done to them, to me. I vow to avenge what’s happened, to free us. Or die trying.
I am Lucas. This is what life is for humans on the remains of planet Urth.