The continuing adventures of Christopher Sinclair,
mechanical engineer turned priest of war.
Christopher, raised from the dead and promoted to a moderate
rank, takes command of the army regiment he trained and
equipped. Sent south to an allegedly easy posting, he finds
himself in the way of several thousand rabid dog-men. Guns
and fortifications turn back the horde, but Christopher has
other problems that cannot be solved with mere firepower: a
wicked assassin; hostile clergymen; dubious allies including
a bard, Lalania, with a connection to a mysterious group of
scholars; and worst of all his own impolitic tongue.
But all of these pale into mere distractions once he
discovers the true enemy: an invisible, mind-eating horror
who plays the kingdom like a puppet-masterâ€™s stage. Lalania
claims she can help--but will it be enough?