They are not zombies. Or any other supernatural creature that has ever been dreamt up by man. They are The Changed. They are real. And they are everywhere. It happened all at once, all over the planet - every man, woman, child, and animal suddenly changing into a murderous, mindless, twisted version of their former selves. All at once, life as we know it came to an abrupt end. All that survives is one small family: a girl, her mother, and their faithful dog, Maxx.
Thirteen years have passed since Ivy was born, and during that time the world has become a much darker, dangerous place. Not only have the Changed become more aggressive, numerous, and insane, but they are now joined by a mysterious and powerful being that has come from seemingly nowhere with the sole purpose of hunting Ivy down.
In this short story, which takes place directly before The Change: Life, you will meet Jacob and Mia and get a tiny glimpse into how their very lives are tied in to the fate of the world - to the Changed themselves - and to the enigmatic creature that appears out of nowhere to destroy all that it sees, both humans and Changed alike.