In order to protect the child Tareq from murderous painted dogs, Mhumhi and his sister Kutta have fled Wild Dog City for the endless desert. They are searching for the so-called forbidden place- a building where all the remaining human secrets are locked away. The answers to everything that happened to make Wild Dog City what it is.
But they are being pursued...
Mhumhi and his children are captured and taken below the city by the mysterious bouda, a group of humans with strange ties to spotted hyenas. These humans are not helpless: in fact, they threaten to upset the power balance of the city. Mhumhi will have to make a choice- should he continue to make his human children a part of his dangerous life, or should he entrust them back to their own kind?
In a city ruled by a massive pack of painted dogs and the threat of predatory monsters called hulkers, young orphan Mhumhi searches for his adoptive mother. Instead he stumbles upon a pair of young hulkers that need someone to care for them- but in doing so, Mhumhi will draw closer to a dangerous secret.