Araboth is destroyed, open war rules both the earth and sky, and Margalis Tast’annin sees himself as the last hope for the Ascendants as they fight against the dangerous energumens. Outside the destroyed City of Trees, Wendy Wanders finds herself joining the rebel forces as they wait for the mythical and mysterious Icarus to turn the tide of the rebellion. With the Philip K. Dick Award–nominated Icarus Descending, Elizabeth Hand completes the sensual dystopian Winterlong trilogy. And the explosive conclusion will reveal the final fates of geneslaves, the Ascendants, and the legendary combat leader Metatron as all eyes look to the sky for Icarus.
Hand combines a variety of science fiction elements into an original and colorful weave.Publishers Weekly