Grave New World introduces Captain Barnes and his naval crew of survivors. In the opening sequence, Barnes discovers clues about the nature of the Crossed infection which help him to develop a code of conduct for his followers. Using what he feels are lessons learned about the infected, he sets his ultimate plan for riding out the storm and creating a new functioning faction of society. But something isn't quite right about the captain or his crew. And survivors who find themselves among his flock soon find out that safety comes at a price. This new chapter in the Crossed mythology begins in the early days of the breakout and spans the length of the plague.
This story arc is collected in the Crossed 9 trade paperback.