They say good things come to those who wait, but Luna has had enough of waiting. Despite the ever-hungry monster within her, Luna strikes a deal with a slaver prince to fight for him in a cross-arena tournament.
Yet the world isn’t there to fulfill the dreams of a young girl, not without a price. The tournament turns into a war between its organizers, the Slaver Union, and the Order, who has had enough of slavery. The religious fanatics of the Order would burn her alive, the Union would feed her to demons. From among devils dressed in the skins of men, overwhelmingly powerful wizards, and her own monstrous spirit, who’s devouring her from the inside, will Luna slip out of the jaws of destiny or will she die trying?
Nothing good lasts forever. Luna’s grip on her monstrous spirit is fading. With her humanity soon the be gone, Luna undergoes a ritual to remake the bindings, which hold her and her spirit together. Yet the procedure takes years. Years, during which everyone Luna cares about disappears. Alone and in debt to the Order, Luna sails to fight in its holy war.
No atrocity is too vile, no sacrifice too great, the Order stops at nothing on the quest to avenge the death of its beloved archbishop. The heads of the world’s remaining demon princes seem like just the right decoration to put onto his tomb. As cities burn, tens of thousands die and millions starve, Luna must fight her way straight through the midst of it, for such is the cost of loving one of the Order’s highest generals, for loving Miranda. Will Luna regain what she had lost, or will she end in an unnamed grave?