A devastating starship crash. An alien world. An incredible adventure. After surviving a catastrophic starship blow-out, Delia Kemp finds herself stranded on the inhospitable, ice-bound world of Valinda, populated by the Skelt, a race of hostile aliens who will stop at nothing to obtain Delia's scientific knowledge.
Having escaped being murdered by his evil brother, Jared, Tris must take control of his magical abilities to summon the dead, and gather an army big enough to claim back the throne of his dead father. But it isn't merely Jared that Tris must combat. The dark mage, Foor Arontala, has schemes to raise the Obsidian King.
For years after the Cull, we strove against chaos. Could it ever be enough? History has broken, and it seems bad, cruel men will always rise. The End of the End revisits the earliest stories of the Afterblight years later, and the heroes still struggling to shout their defiance against the darkness.