Five years later, a young Rattler girl risks her life to enter the Human city and find something of great value to her clan. Jo’Drik is told of a possible Rattler sighting within the city walls, and goes to investigate. What seems like just another call for the veteran detective, soon reveals to be more complicated than originally thought. Jo’Drik is forced to face his past nightmares head-on, and through this, he begins to see the deceit and treachery that have blinded him all along.
The fate of this wayward child rests in Jo’Drik’s hands. If he can find it within himself to let go of revenge, then maybe he can unite a city that has become divided through time and trial.
- A detective story set within the city of Purgatory, a dystopian cityscape home to the last civilization left on this unknown planet.
- As far as the citizens of Purgatory know, the rest of the planet was covered by the Chill, a fatal blizzard that began 350 years ago.
- True-nature is gone with the arrival of the Chill, and is now supplemented with fake flora using an extremely mutable substance known as Puddy.
- Several unique races take part in this story, all mysteriously birthed from mutations starting 150 years after the Chill’s arrival.