Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.
Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf are fugitives on the run, and are plotting to overthrow Queen Levana. Their best hope is Cress, an expert hacker who has been trapped on a satellite, forced to work for Levana. When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
Cinder is in prison and trying to escape, even though escaping means she becomes the most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing when she encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder....
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.