A Bloodmoon is rising, and with it the power of the Scarlet Star.
With Fell Falls put firmly behind him, Tonmerion Hark has only one desire: to make his way east across the Endless Land and once again feel the soil of his own Empire under his boots.
But blood has been spilt. Machinations of the powerful and rich foiled. Scores have been scraped in the desert sand and now they must be settled. A new power is growing in London, and now it wants revenge.
As Tonmerion, Rhin, Lilain and Lurker are pursued over prairie and wasteland, their strange new family must put their fate in the hands of a travelling circus, headed straight for the shores of the Iron Ocean, and perhaps a ship home.
All will be settled on the night of the Bloodmoon.