Lux, safely home in Demacia and walled away by aches of petricite, tries to understand the truth of her condition... and has to make some difficult choices.
Amara steps foot onto the Maldoror swarm.
When the past is nothing but pain, is it better to forget? Or is it better to defy those who would take it away and hold on tight?
Amara fights for her place in the harem, and for her life as the politics of Maldoror rage around her.
Selara tries to gather some of her fellow slaves, so that she might help them the same way Anisa helped her. Years of torture and rape have left their mark, however, and things do not go as smoothly as she would like.
With the weight and demands of an empire constantly crushing down on them, most find it impossible to make it through. At least, if they go through it alone.
Humanity prepares for war, and in that preparation there are no assets more useful that their greatest heroes. Atalanta knew that better than most.
Under the cruelty of their masters, some can only endure. Others know only how to fight.
Three years adrift... and when rescue finally comes, what will it cost?
As the cruel parties and festivities of the kthid pulls to a close, it falls to the slaves and others to pick up the pieces.