In between life and death, Kristena floats. In order to prove herself, she must travel down the river styx with the mysterious boatman Charon. Along her journey, she will meet others, an enemy turned ally, and others, creatures and beasts from her past, as well as all sorts of other creatures from Purgatory.Kristena will face unworldy challenges, confront her past, and herself. To survive, Kristena will have to use braun as well as brains.Meanwhile, Rhona must find a way to bring Kristena back, and to do this, she must take on a journey herself with the aid of the priestess.Alex, furious over what he believes is Kristena's death sets out to destroy and bring Volotron down any way he can, trying to learn the secrets behind his seven shaman, and how to kill them. What he discovers may be the key to defeating Volotron for good.