What do an albino crow, a father without legs, and a twelve year-old-boy named Ben have in common? Their story starts when Ben and his father wake up with a jolt. In their city – the ugliest, darkest, dirtiest city you can imagine – a train has derailed. Everything?s on fire! Quickly, Ben gets his father into his wagon and tries to get him out of harm?s way. As he flees, he spots a white bird who seems to be sending him signals. Determined to do everything he can to survive, Ben chooses to trust the crow and follows him.