In this brilliant debut fantasy, a story of secrets, rebellion, and murder are shattering the Hollows, where magic costs memory to use, and only the son of the kingdom’s despised traitor holds the truth.
In a world where the currency for magical power is one’s memories, a young man named Michael senses a crucial secret about his past, lurking in his barren mind. Michael, his sister Gwen, and their friends are petty criminals and outcasts living on the streets of the Hollows. But when Michael sees an opportunity to find a way back into his past, he seizes it, in spite of the dangerous political machinations that come along with it. And he does find the truth… not only about himself and his family, but about the government and the pervasive corruption seizing his home. As more revelations come to light, Michael not only fights to know the truth, but to save his life.