The New Order is 2 of 7 in The Joypolis Series.
The citizens of Joypolis believe their city to be the only one to survive the impact of asteroids. Cocooned in this belief, they are completely unprepared when the city is attacked by a small force of robots. Their leaders within the Tower bow to their ultimatum – surrender or we destroy the Tower.
The robots hold the city until their commander, the tyrant Moran, arrives. On his arrival, he renames the city Andrada and swiftly imposes the harsh measures of his New Order. To demonstrate his supremacy, he commands the beheading of the entire clone population so that their brains can be reverse-engineered to develop highly advanced robots.
Unaware that the cleansing of the city has begun, Ord weighs up the risk of entering the city to find Eva.
When Laia sees Moran and Zuriko laying a wreath together at Darvin’s funeral, she fears they may already be in league. The following morning, her fears are justified: she is a wanted person.
Against this backdrop of genocide and oppression, the citizens realize the City of Joy is dead and that life will never return to how it was. They feel helpless and wonder how they can fight back against the tyrant and his seemingly invincible, mechanized warriors. But as the screw of repression tightens, it evokes resentment, resentment resistance and resistance calls forth unlikely heroes.
The New Order marks Joypolis’ darkest hour. But darkness can be fertile. Seeds that will change the future of Joypolitan society are sown in The New Order.