With a rapidly advancing Huronian army bearing down on his adoptive city, Vyder Ironstone has to return to the Highlands of his birth in the hopes of recruiting reinforcements.
Jie has finally discovered the lord who has been plotting rebellion against the Emperor. Now, with the help of Tian, Wen, and other members of the Black Lotus Clan, she has to infiltrate his fortress and put an end to his plans.
Tau has been taught two things from birth; that he must fight to safeguard his nation and that he should know his place as a Lesser. But when his skills shame a young noble, it sets off a chain of events that will lead to him devoting himself to a life lived only for revenge.
Having changed his allegiance to the United States government, Agent G has been tasked with locating the last remnants of his former employers, the International Refugee Society, and either eliminating or recruiting them.
Answers may soon be within Jie’s reach. The discovery that the Triad fixer Jie and her allies have captured holds Lilian’s memories could be the key to unraveling the entire plot to destabilize the Empire.
G is a man without a past, and a slim chance at a future. Working as a highly trained assassin for the International Refugee Society, his only hope is to survive his 10 years of service and regain the memories of his life before.
When the bard arrives in his village, Aramon Raythe has little on his mind other than making a present for one of the few people who treat him kindly. But soon the bard’s presence awakens Aram’s curiosity which draws attention far more dangerous than he could ever have expected.
The Black Lotus Clan has tasked Jie with stealing the contents of a nobleman’s safe. Unfortunately for her, the one person who can offer her some hints about her former lover’s betrayal also wants the safe and Jie finds herself torn between her own curiosity and loyalty to her clan.
With his regular work drying up and money getting tight, dispatcher Tony Valdez finds the jobs he gets offered are straying more and more into legal gray areas. But when an old colleague organizes a bank robbery and things point to Tony’s involvement, he has to convince people on both sides of the law of his innocence.
Imagine a world where murder victims are returned to life, safe at home in their beds, their bodies reset to the condition of several hours prior to death. Now imagine how that could be exploited. That’s where Tony Valdez comes in.