The environment is the fundamental antagonist in Forgive Us, the first book in the Odemark Series. The earth is toxic, and the very air itself is a corrosive poison. All resources are limited or non-existent. The discovery of green grass and clean water is astounding.
This grim situation (caused by the pollution from Ignium, a new energy source) is the very reason that Arcardia, the space station in the third timeline, even exists. Thus, pollution is the major cause of the actions related to survival.
A lone rider bearing the scars of the old world flees east into the untamed lands beyond the Rocky Mountains.
He spearheads the frontier.
Oliver carries the burden of civilization into the new world, destined to rebuild from the ruins.
London, a veteran of the wasteland, shields his adopted daughter Rose from an unforgiving world. They live in a new age that'll soon draw them into the bitter feuds between fledgling nations.
No matter what, London will sacrifice anything for Rose. His struggle will determine who she will become and if she survives in the new world.
A child of the wasteland, born and raised in a harsh world.
She grew up underneath the care of London and witnessed the rebirth of civilization.
She eventually grows up to be an unyielding survivor in the New World and will come to aid the Outworlder in Remember Us.
Born and raised on the Arcadis space station, Simon faces the onset of a revolution.
In the shadows, he will fuel the flames of freedom.