The ashes of the fallen world have settled on the broken remnants of humanity. The survivors work to carve out some semblance of a life in what remains.
James awakens to a group of new faces. Their friendly demeanor and collective skills convince him to bring them home to his friends. He soon finds that new people mean new complications.
Charlotte rises from the brink of death and faces a whole new set of challenges. She fights through one obstacle after the next, all while doing the best she can for those who have chosen to follow her–old and new.
These survivors struggle to find a safe haven in the natural world, away from the crumbling civilization where terrible and desperate people run rampant. They learn, however, that nature can be far deadlier than the terrors they have fled. As winter draws near, forces beyond their control pit them against a danger beyond any they have faced.
Old ways disintegrate as this group adapts to what life has become after the Fall and rise together from the ashes of what once was.