By Iain M. Banks
Sharrow used to be the chief of a personality-attuned strive against crew 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 main issue earlier than the faith's apotheosis, and her basically wish of get away is to discover the final of the apocalyptically robust Lazy weapons prior to the Huhsz locate her.
Her trip in the course of the unique Golterian process is a harmful and savage odyssey into her earlier, and that of her relations and of the procedure itself.
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Against A Dark Background by Iain M. Banks