Calder has survived the battle on the Gray Island, and escaped the Heart of
Nakothi with his sanity intact. The Empire is without a leader, and he’s
perfectly placed to take the reins himself.
But he is not Emperor yet. The world is divided between those who support
Imperial tradition and those who believe no one can take the throne. Calder
must do everything he can to hold the Empire together, even as the Elders lurk
in the shadows, ready to devour mankind. Meanwhile, Shera and her Consultant’s
Guild are stronger than ever. If Calder doesn’t stop them soon, he may never
get another chance.
In the shadows, a woman seeks to divide mankind.
On the seas, a man fights to save it.