Within this anthology, you will find six tales of hope and desperation, tyranny and freedom, treason and loyalty. In a galaxy where torture represents an ordinary day job, no one’s life is safe. Open this collection and take your first steps into the history of the Manderian people during the Halden regime. Meet with Ameela's feral lover. Escape the suppression of a militaristic regime with Rotima. Find the monster who tampered with children’s DNA with Ryma.