With the Golem in their ranks, the Imperial Brigade led by General Lanford has broken the stalemate at the Fields of Galion and has advanced into Resistance territory. But in the occupied town of Windlot, the Golem encounters a glimpse of humanity that he had long since forgotten; a blind herb seller Claire, willing to befriend him after he saves her from a group of oppressive Imperial soldiers.
With wavering convictions, the Golem rides out into battle again, but this time toward the Resistance stronghold of Varanos, where Helsing the Demon Hunter lies in wait for him.
Archer & Armstrong: Enemies of the State!
In the Soviet-controlled world of the Stalinverse, there is a place where liberty is sentenced to die…and it’s Gulag 396. A maximum-security prison where the only escape is through death, the gulag is the final stop for all enemies and detractors of the world’s oppressive authority.
But when public enemy Obadiah Archer is admitted as the latest inmate, could his gospel of goodwill and optimism be the spark that ignites a new faith in the prison’s population…including the immortal undesirable known as Aram Addi-Padda?
Driven to save lives after her son’s murder, Frankie Kemp has spent years as a non-powered vigilante whom the police choose to overlook, but when a virus releases super-powered potential in much of the population, “Chance” is left to face her child’s shadow-sliding killer with nothing more than her wits and experience. Her friend and police detective Darius Murkowski suspects Frankie is getting involved with things she shouldn’t, but can’t prove it yet, and Chance encounters “superhero” Tazer—a newly-powered man whose good intentions considerably outstrip his ability in a fight.
In the aftermath of fighting Shadowslide, Chance recognizes some of her own mistakes waiting to happen in Candy, a young woman with a drug problem. Saving the girl from an overdose leads to an encounter with the police that escalates out of control; as long as she keeps secrets from Murkowski, he can’t help her.
Drug dealer China White unearths Chance’s identity. Caught between protecting Candy and saving herself, Chance saves a police officer’s life by killing China White and moves herself into the police’s limelight. Horrified at having crossed the line into killing, Frankie struggles to keep her identity as Chance a secret, but when super-powered drug courier Crisscross comes after Frankie, she has no choice but to don the mask again. She goes to Tazer for help, but her life as Chance is coming unravelled–and her best friend Nila is about to pay the price. Drug kingpin Carrie Nation knows Frankie’s secrets–but so does Detective Murkowski, and it may be his decision that lets Chance continue her work.