Michael Grant’s return to the globally bestselling Gone series continues with book two of the trilogy. The teens trapped in the FAYZ ingested an alien virus that gave them special abilities—but superpowers don’t always make you a superhero, and a global war forces new and returning mutants to choose sides.
It’s been four years since the events of Gone. The Perdido Beach dome is down, but the horrors within have spread, and now all humanity is in danger.
The alien virus–infested rock that created the FAYZ is creating monsters — monsters that walk the cities and countryside, terrorizing all. There are tanks in the street and predator drones in the sky, doomed efforts to stop the disintegration of civilization. Into this chaos comes a villain with the power to control anyone with just the sound of his voice. Dillon Poe wanted to be a comedian once... but everyone made fun of him. Dillon the loser. Dillon the freak. Now he’s sending thousands to their deaths. Who’s laughing now?
The only people who can stop a superpowered villain are superpowered heroes. Dekka, Shade, Cruz, Malik, Armo, and a new mutant with unmatched powers are all who stand in Dillon’s way. But when the lines begin to blur between hero and villain — some begin to wonder who’s really the monster. Old foes return and new ones rise. The fight will be bloody. This isn’t another battle; this is the war to save the human race.
Michael Grant is the cocreator and coauthor of the series of books and publishing phenomenon Animorphs and the Everworld series. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife, K. A. Applegate, and their two children.