In his opening moves and only his wits and skill to aid him, Jess Brightwell betrayed his friends. Now it falls to smugglers and thieves to save the Great Library, if they can stay alive.
A bootleg baby racket gets mixed up with stolen army rifles in the hands of a Mexican drug gang that has the new Sheriff Quinn Colson diving into a whole new war.
Millie and her former boss, Caryl, revisit the scene of the crime, with devastating results. Murder. Agents believe Caryl is guilty and only Millie can save her.
A raving kandra returns with images of the mythical metalminds owned by the Lord Ruler. Power that no one, least of all Uncle Edwarn or The Set should have.
New recruits are tested, hard, on the battlefield, in love, and in the search for independence. Then Rhage, the Brother with the biggest heart, faces his greatest test.
The Dominion of Man wants to use the Cobras and their lost colonies to destroy the Troft, but it’s not an option the Broom family accepts as they erupt in rebellion.
It’s been eight years of war and Charis is poised on the brink of victory, but the Church still commands immense resources, but not Merlin Athrawes.