After years in exile, Nyxnissa so Dasheem is back in action in
service to the bel dames, a sisterhood of elite government
assassins tasked with eliminating deserters and traitors. The end
of a centuries-long holy war between her country, Nasheen, and
neighboring Chenja has flooded the streets of Nasheen with
unemployed - and unemployable - soldiers whose frustrations have
brought the nation to the brink of civil war.
Not everyone likes this tenuous and unpredictable "peace," however,
and somebody has kidnapped a key politician whose death could
trigger a bloody government takeover. With aliens in the sky and
revolution on the ground, Nyx assembles a team of mad magicians,
torturers,and mutant shape-shifters for an epic journey across a
flesh-eating desert in search of a man she''s not actually supposed
Trouble is, killing is the only thing Nyx is good at. And she
already left this man to die...