This new life is not without its adventures, though, as Eiara discovers things she didn’t have at home. She also learns more than she wants to know about The Wall surrounding the Kingdom and standing solidly shrouded in mystery for most of those who live within it. No one is quite sure why The Wall and its guardian peacekeeping soldiers are necessary for life; they just seem to accept it. They accept the story about utter destruction “on the outside” and subsequent rebuilding that resulted in their safe, self-sufficient, walled home. Outside The Wall, The Wasteland is inconsequential, and to be ignored. The Kingdom’s inhabitants rely on and live by total obedience to The King, his messages, and the King’s Guard to protect them…..NO MATTER WHAT.