(from the book's back)
In this realm of nightmares, madness and error have consigned man to a hellish existence in a world of perpetual darkness -- to drift between lives where the past and the future are one.
The Provider is lord -- and the Angel Guards do his bidding. A new elite, they thrive on the fury of the elements ... and on the blood and flesh of a rich human harvest.
To this place of ritual and sacrifice come the Externals -- renegade warriors to be hunted, tortured, butchered -- who question the cruel, silent gods with their dying breaths, "Why?"