Only few remain on the earth after a terrible plague has swept through the land. There are slavedrivers, ones who find people to enslave, nomads, who are often moving around, lords, who are the rich people remaining, and cannibals, who eat. humans. Everyone wants to survive. But who will? Cassidy bit down on the flesh of a slavedriver. She didn't want to, but, she had to. She was starving. After the plague got her parents, who had taught her this, she had been on her own with her baby brother attached to her back in a backpack. Then, the bushes rustled nearby. She put the fire out, clumsily wrapping up the remaining meat. She had to run.