Book 3 in The Ephemeral series. After the attack on Havenbrooke, Alex Kingsley―a social outcast turned war hero―is now the most powerful woman in Ells. But her life, along with Will's future and the fate of 2,000 demonic prisoners, rests in the hands of the High Court. And the weeds have every reason to condemn her. It's up to Alex and her peers to shift their people's perceptions of women, enemies, and military precedents before the nation's antiquated foundations collapse. But to the west, Regulas is already preparing his retribution, and humanity's clock is ticking.