When the rivers boil and the air is too hot to breathe deeply, only one commodity is valued above all others: Cold.
Those that hold Cold, hold power.
Spout is not one of those lucky few. Born a Jadan – a slave –he is forced to stand on a baking hot street for hours, waiting to do the bidding of the Nobles who control the city.
But Spout has a secret. When the sun goes down, he tinkers into the night. Using his extraordinary talent, Spout turns worthless junk into incredible inventions.
If found Spout will pay the ultimate price, but as the rulers of the sun-drenched city tighten their death-grip on all Jadankind, Spout’s gift might be the only hope for him and his people of ever being free.