Jav Holson is dead, but not finished. Judgement awaits him, challenging him with the past he’s so far refused to face. All is laid bare—every painful memory, every heinous crime. Running from the truth, as he did before, will result in his total destruction. Embracing it will open up the possibility for retribution and a chance to reenter the fight against the Viscain Empire.
As revelations unfold, the Empire continues its push towards The Place with Many Doors. The Loss Queen’s forces persist, but even with a number of Shades joining her cause, the Empire’s advance seems unstoppable. Jav’s Artifact, the Kaiser Bones, is the key to undoing the Vine, but can he survive judgment to wield them?