Do you want more from Dixie's story? Or do you want a sneak peek into what her world looks like? Read this Companion Story outlining moments before the first pulse hits the nation.
When the nation is hit by a mysterious shockwave, the resulting power outage interrupts the world as we know it. Everything that was powered on at the time of the transient pulse is destroyed, seizing cities and populations in mass explosions caused by the rippling aftershocks.
The lingering darkness severs society in two: those who choose ruinous control, stealing and murdering for provisions, and those who begin to create plans for long-term survival.
The latter includes Dixie, a strong, yet hesitant young woman living in the heart of southern California. Dixie is forced to build plans to navigate the country in hopes to find a northern safe zone with Paul, a level-headed survivalist.
When Paul goes missing, Dixie must overcome her chronic uncertainty and make the first of many life-or-death decisions:
Will Dixie choose to wait for Paul, using up their limited supplies in the delay? Or, will Dixie begin the journey on her own, possibly having to turn to the dark side of society to survive?
Forced to flee the one place Dixie thought was going to be her refuge, she sets out to reunite with her lost allies. An ongoing reign of shockwaves continues to devastate the nation, causing an electrically enclosed community, Oscillation, to rise as a haven of hope to remaining survivors.
Determined to uncover the secrets of her past, Dixie now pursues Oscillation with her small group of companions, discovering more secrets to add to her ongoing hunt for the truth.
Will Dixie find the answers she seeks? Or, will more mysteries be unleashed surrounding her family and the future of the nation's existence?
The haven of hope, Oscillation, turned out to be the opposite, imprisoning Dixie and her allies when she was close to discovering a hidden truth. After Dixie's escape, she is forced to leave someone behind with the people she was once able to trust, but who have proven to be enemies. But are all the Oscillation leaders corrupt? Is there someone on the inside whom Dixie can trust? She can only hope the innocent community members left behind will be protected.
Dixie and her companions continue with their plan to rescue Brin and Radio DJ Rob from an unknown fate, traversing the country in search of Bennet and his crew of Chasers.
The pulses continue to strike the country, planes fall from the sky, and no one knows when the shockwaves will stop, or if they even will. With every pulse, Dixie learns more about her past and how she could be the key to eliminating the country's devastation.