A lethal war is being waged on Arthur Pendragon, an unhappy university student. One moment he's drinking in his dorm, the next he's being hurried away by a wizard and being shot at. And he's not the only one.
Perfectly ordinary people are being targeted for murder by corporate empires, interrupting the standard progress of Fate. Worse, the disruption has magic running amok.
The stakes for everyone are terminally high, especially for Boris Gant, your typical cremator gone hit man. He's been asked to question and kill a little old woman at an orphanage regarding a missing child. Unfortunately, the little old woman will have none of that nonsense, and Boris will be lucky if she doesn't kill and question him.
The first shots have been fired, literally, and the enemy is only going to up their game; especially now that the greatest threat of all, The Once and Future King, has been found.