By Iain M. Banks
Sharrow was the chief of a personality-attuned wrestle group in a single of the sporadic little advertisement wars within the civilization dependent round the planet Golter. Now she is hunted through the Huhsz, a spiritual cult which believes that she is the final quandary earlier than the faith's apotheosis, and her purely desire of get away is to discover the final of the apocalyptically strong Lazy weapons earlier than the Huhsz locate her.
Her trip during the unique Golterian approach is a damaging and savage odyssey into her earlier, and that of her relations and of the method itself.
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Against a Dark Background by Iain M. Banks