Haisma Perell will do anything to save her little brother.
After he witnesses their parents’ brutal murder, he falls into a self-mutilating condition which medicine cannot cure. In a universe where science and magic are divided, Haisma’s only hope to save him is to cross to the other side: a forbidden world where manufactured dreams can distort wits and heal his mind.
An unexpected course of events in the journey lead her to a decade-old war threatening to destroy the universe today… and a startling truth behind her parents’ death. Caught in a political tangle of betrayal and obsessions, Haisma gathers wits and resources to stop the war until she arrives at a choice between her brother’s hope or her own sanity.
One of which she must sacrifice to save all.