At the end of The Diabolic (2016), Tyrus ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side. As the Emperor of a six-star galactic system, he has upset the natural order by proposing to reintroduce science and scientific inquiry and by planning to wed the genetically engineered “diabolic” Nemesis. But having power isn’t the same thing as keeping it, and the Grandiloquy, the ruling class, will not accept Tyrus as Emperor and don’t consider Nemesis worthy of being Empress. Although they're partners in this new beginning, Nemesis can't protect Tyrus by being the killing machine she once was. She’ll have to prove her humanity to the Empire or she and Tyrus may lose more than just the throne.