Matters of state and unearthly threats occupy the men and women of power and influence in the capital. But what of those who are not powerful, who have no influence? And when one powerless woman discovers incomparable power awakening within her, what will she do with it?
Questions of power and politics are forgotten as inhuman intelligences clothe themselves in the bodies of the unburied dead and swarm across the countryside. Those who remain within the walls of the late emperor’s palace are safe for the moment, but far worse threats are fast approaching.