I tap restlessly on the hilt of my knife. Be careful, June. That’s the only certain thought running through my head. Be careful — for your sake and for ours (p 238).
Picking up immediately where Legend ended, Day and June are on the run from the Republic soldiers, heading to Las Vegas to seek refuge and assistance from the Patriots. Upon their arrival in Las Vegas, the Elector dies and young Anden, the Elector’s son, is pronounced Elector across the ubiquitous JumboTrons.
In exchange for shelter and resources, the Patriots demand Day and June work together to assassinate Anden in the hopes of sparking a revolution. Ascending to an unsteady throne and a fractured Republic facing riots and uprisings on a large scale, Anden purports to be a different man than his father, but June recognizes the ambition in him.
Will they become murderers in order to overthrow the Republic?
As Day and June navigate a milieu of uncertain feelings for each other and a tenuous allegiance to the Patriots, their faith in each other holds true through their separate missions. Lu’s world expands and we see the larger republic as well as the Colonies. Ultimately, there is no haven save that which Day and June can forge for themselves and their people.