The Glade, a refuge in the heart of the maze... Or so it seems. One by one, boys are brought to the glade along with supplies. Every month one more boy and more supplies arrive. It begs the question, why? There are rules in the glade self-imposed by the first ones there. These rules are crucial to maintaining order. Everyone has a job, everyone pulls their weight. From farmers to cooks, from builders to scouts and even runners, these boys make up a society. The runners are a select few that when the gates open they run into the maze to map it and try to find a way out. It's imperative that they make it back to the glade before the gates close... No one has ever survived a night in the maze. That's how it's been for three years, but it's all about to change. Thomas, the newest arrival into the glade isn't happy with the way things are, he wants to get out and go home. He faces opposition as things begin to change but that doesn't stop him. Through hard work and determination, he finds a key that just might be the secret to the whole thing. This key will come with a cost though. When this series of events comes to a head, there are more questions than answers. What they expected and what they find are drastically different... But... This isn't the end, it's only the beginning. A truly captivating action-adventure that keeps you entertained throughout. Every part will have an effect, from the touching moments to the scarier ones. The 1st of a 4 part series that will have you on the edge of your seat eagerly anticipating what happens next. Remember, wicked is good!