"Just remember to keep your feet on the line of ashes. If you do, you'll be able to move back and forth safely, anytime."
Year 2029. The Illuminati, governs what’s left of the world’s population. Aika and Solstice are two barcoded cash neutrals. Standby infant bearers. When Aika refuses to select Solstice as her default infant bearer partner Solstice starts a fire in the barracks of the workplace and is exiled to Area 747, stalking ground of addicts and med pimps. Aika is drafted into the Mating Game.
The Mating Game is entertainment for the masses. In the Mating Game Aika’s task is to mate with one of her fellow contestants. Except this is only allowed in the Glasshouse which lies outside the compound in lion country.
There are other games, enjoyed exclusively by the Illuminati. These are the History Games. Solstice, in fact, is being set up as a patsy for the assassination of Her Holy Eminence the Observer. A recreation of the Kennedy assassination.
Aika and Solstice find each other again in the Template, the virtual world where they meet a sorceress who will teach them to enter dreams awake. Their final destination will be the mythical Reservation where, unbeknown to them, the Illuminati are about to stage the recreation of another History Moment: the extinction of the Cheyenne and Dakota Indians.