The war has begun. The world that Zeika has always known, decimated.
After a political firestorm left her city in ruins, illegal Alchemist and Civilian gunrunner Zeika Anon has chosen to walk the side of darkness. She has joined the terrorist Civilian insurgency, KOA: The Knights of Almaut. The final front standing between Zeika’s people and extermination.
But as she bears witness to KOA’s brutality and hides in its shadows, Zeika realizes that not all asylums are safe.
At every turn, Koan soldiers want her dead… and when Zeika is forced to take a stand against General Cua, the savage leader of the insurgency, he marks her for execution. Her, and the cell of misfits that dared to bring her into their ranks.
There’s only one way Zeika can save her cell: survive The Iron Maiden. A perilous and lonely gauntlet of horror, trials, and torture that pits Zeika’s wits against KOA’s strongest and cruelest. Thirty harrowing, sleepless nights that decide which recruits live to see the next day and which die screaming. Thirty nights that no Koan soldier has ever survived.
To stay alive, Zeika must forge shaky alliances, suppress forbidden love, and guard the deadliest of secrets. But to win, she must not only elude Death… but also become it.
CONTENT WARNING – Contains coarse language, intense violence, adult / suggestive themes, and aberrant behavior. Reader discretion is advised.
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