Mather's Odds is a myth and a memoir. The world was created differently than ours, and divides up not into Mind, Matter, and Energy, but into Physics and Emotions.
One group of people controls one, one group controls another, and most humans don't know that anything is going on.
Now, though, war separates the two groups, and Cadence will decide how the war will end. Part love-story, part revenge-story, our world can learn much from his struggle.