Returning to Calgary, the heart of the Church of Regents, to confront the Grand Regent, Dejian Molijc, proves too much for Laila Johar. She loses control of the body she inhabits with David Aeida, who still remains loyal to the Grand Regent, and so begins a battle for whose consciousness will reign supreme.
They must carry on this struggle while in the presence of the Grand Regent, who has become disturbed and paranoid, isolated in his tower, and thirsting for vengeance against those he feels have wronged him. For the moment he trusts Aeida, but what will happen when he realizes Laila is still there?
That is only the beginning of their problems. For the Seeker and the Society of Travelers remain to play their parts. Both desire nothing more than the utter destruction of the Church of Regents and all its works, and there is every chance Laila and Aeida will get caught in the crossfire.
The epic fourth volume of the Sojourners Cycle centers upon the many betrayals and lies at the heart of the faith of the Church of Regents and the devastation upon the lives of the faithful they have wrought. Desire and guilt, love and revenge, rage and despair will drive them all, with consequences for all the universes.