While Romarny goes west to save Captain Zak, Rod and a scratch-team of eccentric scientists fly east in a purloined pirate ship powered by Tezlah technology and an all-women crew to face a new kind of terror: the 500-year 'Midgeon Swarm'.
Who are these invaders? What do they want? Can Rod save Varste, or is everyone's trust in him misplaced?
There's no turning back. They must bravely fly Into the Zone of Madness!
Meanwhile in Britain, Romarny's royal plea gets royally screwed. Alone on the streets of London, our forlorn former-Firetail is desperate for a plan; any plan, as Zak's trial approaches its terrifying conclusion. Meanwhile, Queen Victoria III is making plans of her own.
Has our feisty Firetail finally met her match in a game she must not lose!?