Alexis the Second was not his father’s son.
Instead of being a man of military might, he was a man from the wild lands of the Prime. Instead of being an accomplished warrior, he was an unapologetic hedonist, reveling in the finer tastes and pleasures of life. For many of the nobility, such a life would have been ideal, but for a Master of Station it was near suicide.
It never rains in Dos Hermanos, California…until the sky opens up and it will not stop. Suddenly 3,000 people are fighting for their lives against a massive flash flood. And then, on the first night, a thousand creatures — skinless, eyeless, all cutting edges and claws — come out of the storm to kill them all.
Who will live?
Who will die?
And what is the secret hiding inside the Rain?