Lucas Tavera is twelve years old. He has been in an accident, and now something is terribly wrong with him. His mother is convinced he’s close to death, and the CIA has taken him into custody. All Lucas is certain of is that, somehow, he’s been given incredible powers. As a dark organization emerges, Lucas is told he must use his powers to fight, but he soon realizes that his greatest enemy is still hidden beneath the surface
Three months after his first encounter with the Rising, Lucas Tavera is back at school, but a return to normalcy is proving more difficult than he had hoped. Meanwhile, in the desert of west Texas, a girl and her father discover a mysterious young man with otherworldly powers and no memory of how he arrived there. As the Rising gathers its strength, these strangers will be forced together, and for Lucas, the battle will get personal.