It is a time of brutal ethnic cleansing as the Karlins try to drive the Pescas out of the country. Gregor, a Karlin boy, risks his life to rescue a Pesca girl, the only survivor of an attack on her village by a Karlin gang. Pursued by the gang, they must hunt for safety in a hostile and divided world. Savage Journey is a tense and thoughtful novel set in fictional surroundings, yet intensely relevant to the world in which we live today.