An experimental procedure promises to guide a coma patient back to reality, but he must explore his memories to get there. In a fantasy that combines his memories and imagination, he tries to save the world and himself.
The Gods have abandoned Bole. In their wake, they left the Ascended, those who show what can be achieved with the gift of Zeal. A tech thief, a rebel, and a sky pirate try to outrun fate, while the empire in the east tries to stop them.