Sixteen years have passed... The imperial yoke weighs on the worlds along with its burning crosses and thought-police. In the shadows of power, Seneschal Harkot pursues the dark works of Hyponeros. Has he any hope left?
Will he have to fall back on mythology? Could the warriors of silence who manage to escape mental inquisition and travel through thought really exist? In order to meet these legendary beings an eight-year-old boy, Jek At-Skin, sets out on an improbable journey to Terra Mater, the planet of origins.