A world away from Daniel Faust and Harmony Black -- though perhaps not as far as you might think -- awaits the intrigue and danger of The Revanche Cycle. As Pope Benignus lies in his deathbed and an empire awaits his successor, a madman puts his apocalyptic plan for revenge into motion. His web of conspiracy will snare an unlikely gathering of souls from a barmaid and her lover, to a pair of low-rent bounty hunters, to the pope's iron-willed daughter, their roads converging in a broken, war-ravaged land.

This is a realm of intrigue, betrayal, and all-consuming corruption. A realm where politics can be as deadly as poison -- and more often than not, the two go hand-in-hand.