For teenaged werewolf Hawk Rivera, life at Camp 8 is usually two things: dreary and routine. For ten years, he's lived behind a force-field, isolated from the outside world in a compound where he's schooled and trained. Though Hawk's always wanted to know about the world beyond his compound, he's perfectly content to go on with life at it is.
That is until the day he gains a glimpse of the Outside.
After the compound's force-field briefly malfunctions, Hawk sneaks out into the Outside world to explore what he's been desperatley wanting for so long. Though he returns to the compound, he becomes obsessed with the world beyond.
To add to this, he is visited by a blond stranger one night. It becomes fair to say that life for Hawk will never be the same.
This series provides examples of:
- Adorkable: Hawk is the king of this trope. Seth qualifies to some extent.
- The Alcoholic: Hawk's father, Officer Rivera
- Alcoholic Parent: Again, Officer Rivera. Unlike many examples of the trope though, he isn't outright abusive towards Hawk, at least not intentionally.
- Aloof Older Brother: Seth and Isolde have one, their older brother William.
- Brother-Sister Team: Seth and Isolde.
- Co-Dragons: Angelica and Edmond to Zeklos.
- Crapsack World: At least that's what the Camp 8 trainees are told...
- Dragon-in-Chief: Edmond, again.
- Gayngst: To some extent with Hawk. He struggles to accept his own sexuality in a society that discourages homosexuality. Averted with Seth who seems perfectly content with being gay.
- I Just Wantto Be Normal: What Hawk wants.
- Meet Cute: Involves someone falling out of a tree.
- Our Elves Are Better: Averted, for the most part. Elves are just another species at Camp 8.
- Our Orcs Are Different: Though none are (so far) mentioned in the book, it's implied that orcs are closer to the Blizzard type.
- Our Vampires Are Different: And how! For starters, vampires grow wings around the age of eighteen, don't typically kill their victims when they drink blood (most of the vampire characters drink blood provided by Camp 8, which is implied to have been purchased from blood banks), and are born, not made.
- Our Werewolves Are Different
- Plenty of Blondes
- Putting on the Reich: The Camp uniforms. One could say the entire Alliance can be an allusion to the Nazis.