Queen Regnant Caliana of House Sable rose to power over Averia after losing her husband and all but one daughter to the Curella epidemic. She must contend with rising discontent from her constituents over famine, a shaky economy, and widespread crime, but her resolve is put to the ultimate test when a freak resurgence of the Curella virus surfaces in a village. The virus that killed over 60% of the population over a span of just a few years was thought to be eradicated. Once again Black Sam poses the greatest threat to humankind. The fate of her people – the entire world – rests in her hands.
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