After years in exile, Nyxnissa so Dasheem is once more a bel
dame, part of a sisterhood of elite government assassins trained to
a cut a target's head off without remorse. But the end of a
centuries-long war has thrown her native land of Nasheen into
turmoil. A huge influx of unemployed and unemployable young
soldiers have brought Nasheen to the brink of civil war, even as an
alien spaceship stations itself in orbit above the capital.
With aliens in the sky and revolution on the ground, Nyx figures
it's a good time to get the hell out of Nasheen, so she assembles a
team of renegades, shape-shifters, magicians, and mercenaries to
rescue a missing political leader who may be the difference between
peace and bloodshed.
Just one problem: the politician is an old enemy whom Nyx once
left to die in a ditch . . .