'The Rats of Acomar tells of the bleak, broken wasteland of Acomar, where corrosive metal salts have poisoned the ground, and starvation keeps constant company with death. There, the Rats live . . . live and die. The bones of their bodies litter the waste, victims, devoured by their brethren, fallen in the endless battles fought over territory and food. The survivors are only the strongest, honed to a razor's edge by the constant struggle to survive . . . to live, to grow . . . to breed. In terror of the Rats, after a bloody war, the other races built the great wall, holding them back, keeping them imprisoned in the hellish waste that is Acomar. But with the rising of the Overlord, G'kaa, everything is changing'. Source: bookseller's website.