After three eco-catastrophes, the world has reverted to a feudal, agricultural society. Led by a sadistic Duke and some very strange cults ... The Monks of St. Bacchan brew a wine with famously unpredictable effects. The Monks of St. Ephebius enlighten the world to the opposing powers of dark and light. By smacking randomly chosen strangers and then giving them rich gifts. The Monks of Han-Bu want to destroy the world. The Tectonic Monks want to save it. Don't even ask about the Great Green Lettuce Gods.
Nyx thinks she's escaped the Duke's vengeance. She's wrong. Sal thinks he's escaped an assassination attempt. But now he's on a journey that will probably kill him anyway, accompanying a physician with a violent past.
To quote Svalbaard, the monk, "It's all fun and games until some poor soul loses an ‘I’".