More than 700,000 federal workers have been sent home on unpaid leave. The Statue of Liberty, the iconic symbol of American freedom and prosperity, is cordoned off. An array of government services, including public health and food programs, have been abandoned. As Congress plays with fire, it is already taking its toll on the lives of ordinary Americans.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.
Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood.
The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.