When skin and bone are stolen, darkness uses wings of flesh and lead. ******** Beneath the vibrant city of Mallinasport, awash in the pollution is Imus, a community as bleak as the futures of those who live there. With little food or water, it's all Aeris can do to make it day by day and keep the shop her father left her running. When the fabled circus returns, it brings a small reprieve from daily life. Or so it seems until Aeris is delivered a mysterious warning and a boy falls from the sky. Darkness haunts the night, taking people with it. Aeris finds herself captive in a twisted and barbaric ploy for power, in a world forgotten beneath the city. Enlisting the help of a fellow captive, they must plan their escape before Aeris is sent to the arena, or killed. The boy from the sky holds the key to saving her.