A reality-bending tale of creation and rebellion, of a place where history can change with the whim of powerful beings, and traces of past places haunt the status quo like demons. Where Patterns do the unmaking on wings of solid light, and Adonai work miracles to subdue the masses.
Kholos longs to be free, compelled to escape. He wants the woman he loves to join him, but cannot tell her his love grows from the memories of another, and she is Fractured because he began his escape by not destroying Anvir.
Antonia knows she does not belong, like the Boracs and the Slythe, left behind from the makings and unmakings over millennia. She hopes she and her Ghosts can make a place for their ideas, before the Thought Assassins destroy them all.
Dr. Voss is asking heretical questions, sins against Faith and Reason. The answers may damage him in some fundamental way. Colored bullets, a sewing machine and crumbling shale: something to do with the City Burning Forever. The city that once had a name, was important.