The Temujai, ruthless warriors from the Eastern Steppes, are probing at the Skandian borders again, and Hal and his crew are dispatched to investigate a land-locked river teeming with rapids.
While there are opportunities — in the service of a secretive courtesan, in the bed of a beautiful senator, and in the hunt for an ancient assassin — Venice is not without its dangers for Prince-turned-pauper Mircea Basarab.
Peter Grant has gone undercover in a tech genius’ company and finds a secret hidden in its bowels. A technology that stretches back to the past and forward to the future of AI.
Aisling of Bruadair has lived an enslaved life, heedless of the evil creeping over her land. But then she is sent to the opposite end of the world to find a master swordsman.
Antimony, Sam, Cylia, Fern, and James are on James’ virgin road trip that detours via Buckley Township and an unexpected meeting with Grandma Alice where Annie fills her in.
Finally, we get Sarah Zellaby’s story! She’s a cuckoo, a telepathic ambush predator adopted by the Price-Healys, and now the cuckoos want her back. To end our world.