Ella is five years old. In the past seven days, her life’s changed beyond all recognition. She killed her first Chimera, she was adopted by the Deputy General, and she was enrolled in the Hunter Division Junior Academy.
And as if her life weren’t already in enough turmoil, a Chimera breakout from the Victuals & Vivisection wing of the Omega Dual Division Headquarters threatens to destroy more than just the last, bitter dregs of her quickly depleting childhood innocence: it threatens her life.
Meanwhile, the Deputy General faces his own crisis. Finding himself at the political mercy of the city’s future Governor, Eleanor Grant, he’s forced to make a deal which will leave him indebted to her for the next twenty-nine years… ultimately proving that there’s nothing a father wouldn’t do for his child.