Efren is a rat and Dogboy is a boy and these two together will fulfill a powerful destiny. After the king is murdered by an evil human, Dr. Henry Ross-Gibbon, the Kingdom is in an uproar. Determined to keep rats from rising to power ever again, the doctor enlists young Dogboy, a 13-year-old abandoned by his family and living on his own in the streets, to round-up rats for him. The doctor’s ultimate plan is to see that rats cease to exist in the Kingdom. Meanwhile, Efren’s world is collapsing around him and he journeys to the surface where he encounters Dogboy and 11-year-old runaway Caz. They are initially suspicious of each other until they discover an extraordinary thing – they can talk to and understand each other. Now everything will change.
A profound and beautiful story.