Bird Binder is an ingeniously woven mystery set in a world ruled by the omniscient Machines where freedom hangs on the delicate wings of the birds. “We are outside the reach of the Machines with the messages we tie to these birds. They liberate us too.”The helicopter takes Zemi out to sea, to a lighthouse island beyond the watchful eyes of the State, the Chasms and the Machines. The island forms the base of the resistance movement, where no-one needs to declare why they are there or where they came from. A dovecote sits atop the lighthouse. The birds carry messages across the sea; the only method of communication not governed by the Machine. The birds are the only way the Resistance can survive.