I won’t ask again. Where is your son? In good hands. Where are we going? Come on, just run as fast as you can. Amicia de Rune and her young brother Hugo set out on a poetic and harrowing journey deep into the dark heart of the plague-ridden, war-torn Kingdom of France. Following an unspeakable tragedy the siblings are forced to abandon their home. We can’t let them catch us! Jump! Pursued by the relentless Inquisition and unending swarms of ravenous rats. Is anyone there? Thrust into a brutal new reality they will confront dangers no child should ever face. Meanwhile, Hugo is afflicted by a mysterious sickness driving Amicia to hunt for a cure. She must do whatever it takes to protect her little brother and survive in this harsh and hostile world. Though bold Amicia is just a child and direct confrontation with her foes is futile. Instead, she will need to use her wits and ingenuity to best the threats that pave her journey. I-I didn’t want to. Amicia! Finally! Hugo is far from just a burden. His innocence and naivety are offset by his courage and he will prove vital in working with Amicia to overcome the obstacles ahead. Balancing light with darkness is critical to their survival. In somes cases Amicia will use this to her own grisly advantage. Though inescapable in their new reality Death is still unfamiliar to the two children and the piling bodies are sure to have an impact on both their young minds. Do you think we are hurting them? Through their journey they will meet those trained in the art of alchemy who will offer alternatives ways to overcome foes or open new paths. It will protect you and it’s pretty too. Oh… alright. Now we can go. Thank you, Hugo. Both the plague and the Hundred Years’ war with England have brought suffering to the lives of all in this decaying kingdom. And over time the siblings will meet others in similarly dire circumstances. These dark times mean they aren’t the only ones forced to adapt. Developing vital skills to survive an uncaring world… And Amicia and Hugo will need all the help they can get.