The next jarring journey… Venir, Melegal and Haze make their way north to the City of Three only to find themselves at odds with each other as well as the strange and dangerous elements of the Outlands. In the City of Three, Kam is reunited with her friends, Billip and Georgio, but finds little comfort in their arrival. Scorch and Darleen have taken over the Magi Roost along with the help of another sinister being that calls himself Sidebor. Brak, trying to find his place in Three, clashes with both allies and enemies. Trinos with the Nameless Two in tow travels inside the belly of Bish in search of purpose and power. Master Sinway strengthens his grip on Bish and becomes acquainted with a new and powerful ally. Back in the City of Bone, Creed finds himself overwhelmed by the awesome powers of the armament. Who will survive to the next day and who won’t?