War has come and passed. Cities are shells of long-forgotten cultures and technologies, and mankind lingers on in ignorance. The weak and innocent suffer at the hands of thieves, traitors, and murderers. Every day, the infection of existence grows worse, yet extinction proves itself to be far from swift.
Jack, the son of simple farmers, is kidnapped by ruthless raiders led by a man devoid of mercy. Forced to survive in an arena of death, Jack grows into something unthinkable, yet necessary for survival in a world as unforgiving as his own. Meanwhile, the raider captain begins to take a peculiar interest in him, seeing in Jack an aspect of his previous life.