What would life be like if we willingly gave away our privacy?
What would our world look like if there were no governments, only corporations?
Who would save us from our oppressors? From ourselves?
Could a young woman, without any superpowers, be a catalyst for change?
Meet Faith, a young, carefree runner living on the rooftops of the city of Glass.
She is a fierce daredevil, graceful and elegant, and as efficient as she is powerful.
In a pristine city ruled by a ruthless Conglomerate made up of all-powerful corporations, privacy and personal freedom are things of the distant past. The citizens have become willing participants in their own enslavement, numbed into submission by pointless consumption and mindless entertainment. Anyone questioning the rulers is quietly removed, never to return. Fear keeps people in check while greed and envy drives them on.
Faith is a Runner living off the grid on the rooftops of the city. Proud and daring she takes on the toughest runs, working as a burglar, courier and corporate spy. Her life revolves around freedom and physicality, but when a single reckless choice tears her world apart she is reluctantly drawn into the anti-Conglomerate struggle. Refusing to compromise with her sense of what is right, Faith ends up on a collision course with the authorities, and her path takes her from the top of the tallest skyscraper down to the darkest tunnels below. Along the way she makes many new friends and enemies, and the city is forever changed in her wake.
Arrayed against her stands the Conglomerate and its powerful security arm KrugerSec, led by Gabriel Kruger – a proud man devoted to preserving the current order and to protect it against all enemies, internal and external. To him the ends justify the means, and he is willing to sacrifice anyone and anything to accomplish his goals.
Until now Kruger has ruled unopposed, but along comes Faith, and her journey transforms her into the catalyst for change that the city and its ailing populace so desperately needs.
This is the journey you will get to experience, the rise of Faith, her origin story.