Not much is known of the world before the Resource Wars. Legends tell of a place with clear skies, clean flowing water, and mankind lining in harmony with nature… That’s what people say, anyway. This world is nothing like that. In this world, money is strength… and strength is power. A world of the rich and wealthy living safe behind the walls of the luxurious mecca known as Circle City. The rest: the poor, the disenfranchised, the “monsters”- they live in the outlying remnants of the old world… they live in Despair. Joshua Lander was one of the elite who learned that when money is everything, you can trust no one. After losing his family, his money, and his freedom, he’s had to learn to live literally & figuratively in the land of Despair. Out here, humans aren’t the only monsters he must deal with.