race faces extinction. Under the despotic rule of Xan Lyppiatt, the Warden
of England, the old are despairing and the young cruel. Theo Faren, a
cousin of the Warden, lives a solitary life in this ominous atmosphere.
That is, until a chance encounter with a young woman leads him into contact
with a group of dissenters. Suddenly, his life is changed irrevocably as he
faces agonising choices which could affect the future of mankind.