A time of reckoning has come for the council of Toro, a bandit city about to burst with corruption and injustice.
Valerie refuses to allow her world to rot, and she's brought friends to help her teach the council a lesson.
As if that weren't enough, Cammie and Royland have begun to rule the former pirate island.
This involves ensuring there are no nearby threats, so while these two might be perfect for each other, they have business to attend to before they can sit back and bask in their newfound positions of power.
And down south, New York has risen up out of the sewers it once occupied.
It's a new world, one Sandra and the others might just one day soon be able to enjoy without bloodshed.
Defending the Lost is part of The Kurtherian Gambit Universe.