It is a few years on in the treacherous world of New Carradon and weagain meet the collection of intriguing characters who have escaped its walls for a better life beyond. However, all is not well, and a whole series of new adventures unravel with refugees and government plots, daring escapades and dangerous missions, as well as personal crises amongst a group of brand new characters in this thrilling sequel. Having illegally escaped New Carradon, Cinnabar and Judah and their son begin their new life together as fugitives, developing strong bonds with other dissidents. However, along with the community of Wallian people, they soon discover that the Novice Scheme, a government initiative to re-skill refugees, is corrupt and is being used as a money-making slave racket. What begins as the rescue of one novice, Tiamo (an eighteen-year-old who has survived ten years of detainment) becomes much more as the liberators get into highly dangerous situations and risk their lives to save those enslaved by corruption. This sequel is an edgy and thrilling follow-up title to Bringing Reuben Home. Selected as a' White Ravens' book by the International Youth Library 2006.