The age of freedom is gone, usurped by the age of comfort, peace, and stability. The Regime of the Guardian has wiped out free will, finally creating a world where mankind can be happy. Advances in technology make controlling the masses as simple as granting entertainment in exchange for absolute surveillance. Society has broken down into a perfectly engineered system—there is a place for everyone, a preordained purpose so long as you're willing to accept it. But like a parent with spoiled children, the Guardian and her subjects do not always see eye to eye. There are still those so desperate to cling to their individuality they're willing to risk everything for it.