This story doesn't try to fix all of this or how it happened. It is instead about a mystery of a lost girl, a necklace that may carry a guide to a lost world, in which casino worker Natasha Kestal, or Nat for short, feels she had came from. There are beings known as drakons, and Nat appears to have a special ability of telekinesis, but it's kind of limited and she's not sure why. Maybe she has to meet someone and be cursed. Or maybe she has to let go from the fact that she's different. The whole start of the Heart of Dread series, however, is a long ride, part car, mostly on boat, trying to cross the poisoned and freezing but not frozen ocean with Nat's coins from the casino as a reward. Therefore, this is not an adventure book, it's an endurance book. Centuries ago, 102 folk from Plymouth England sailed in a tiny ship called the Mayflower, all the way to Plymouth Colony. During the ride, Nat and Ryan Wesson, or Wes for short, start to talk about their lives and how they may know each other. It's hard enough for them.
You'll recognize an action scene when you read it. This book has some decent action sequences and more by more, we see a clear and official love. I just wish that the book didn't spend so much time making sure the characters were starving and enduring people to protect. This book, I guess you can say, is also a dystopian novel. You can take the hint after the group makes a bad decision for them and the story. We then see a father having to choose between protecting his son or mother from dying, and there should never be a reason for that to happen even in a dystopian book unless the protagonists are going to prevent it. The love relationship is at least not a love triangle, unless you count having to choose between tagging along with each other or not to keep safety. Yep, they kiss forever. But this book seems to take it's time too much, giving off wink after wink that the next Heart of Dread will be better.