A debut novelist’s creative mix of timely totalitarian world of horror, classic fantasy adventure and gripping suspense with elements of cautionary tales and coming of age story.
15-year-old Aron has always lived in the camp – Grim, as they call it. Grim is an imprisonment camp, dominated by the ruthless, mysterious Dusts. To survive, the best strategy is to keep your head down and obey the rules. Otherwise, the Dusts will drag you to the Second Level – where unimaginable horrors take place and from where a few return. Aron’s mundane life gets a new meaning when two brothers arrive at Grim and start to plot their escape. The only way out is through the Second Level. With the help of a message hidden in a fairy tale book left to him by his mother, Aron and his new friends escape, but the outside world offers traps and horrors of its own and there is no turning back with the Dusts heavy on their heels. Courage and innocence are Aron’s only weapons until he discovers his dormant powers.