The Expedition

The Expedition is the second book in The Initiation trilogy
With New America’s situation dire, Drayden and company venture out into the unexplored world outside the walls, risking death by Aeru. A team of elite Guardians escorts them as they seek to contact another civilization. Unbeknownst to the others, Drayden has secret goals.
Dangers abound in the real world. While they battle the elements of a desolate landscape, a power struggle emerges within their own ranks. The Guardians seem to be carrying out a covert mission of their own. Their quest turns everything they thought they knew about New America on its head.