In a Futuristic America, the Key to Survival Might Rest with One Teenager-from Hundreds of Years Ago. Devryx and ZAak don't belong here. Inhabitants of an ancient world called Naeron, they've been plucked from their rightful time and transported to a futuristic America--a place where the trees have all been cut down and people must endure bizarre lab experiments, all in the name of scientific research. Now, this unlikely pair--a surly teenager who can breathe fire and an inquisitive young boy with a heart of gold--are faced with trying to survive in an alien world where the inhabitants look down on Naeron habits, like eating rats. But the greatest threat comes from a mysterious doctor named Cernen. He'll stop at thing to bring Devryx to his lab, where he aims to perform the worst kind of experiments imaginable on him. But the doctor's plan takes a detour when the time-travelling kidnapper who snagged them discovers his victims' humanity isn't so easily igred. Still, their only hope to make it will involve relying on luck, their wiles, and an unbreakable friendship. A soaring, richly imagined vel, Crimson Shards mixes high-tech excitement with old-fashioned action for a unique read that will leave you wondering whether advanced society is all its cracked up to be.