Brooke Shaffer

Author, Ski Patroller, and Pasta-Eater Extraordinaire

Free Time

And just like that, things are back to normal, almost as if nothing had happened. Cassius is dead, Rifun has fled, the Hands of Time are back in control, and all seems well. While everything is back to normal, nothing is the same. With the Akarin revealing themselves in what is perceived as an Akari-bearer civil war against the Cult of the Akari, the survivors of the Zero Hour Revolution want blood, and they don't care whose it is.

As if that's not bad enough, the Borelians are no pushovers when it comes to slights and broken contracts, and they issue an official declaration of war against humanity. In the midst of all of this, Tommen has problems of his own as he is forcibly ousted from his position as manager of the bakery. Angry, he signs up to be a counselor at a summer camp for troubled children. Problem is, the counselor he is assisting is more troubled than the children. Worse, he is also Tommen's new mentor when it comes to his new Akari training—something Rifun does not take kindly to.

More players take the field, knowing that the Zero Hour Revolution was but one battle in what could be a very long war.


  1. Time and Confusion - Anberlin
  2. The Sound of Silence - Disturbed
  3. Now is the Time - 10 Years
  4. Outcast - I Prevail
  5. Incision - Demon Hunter
  6. This is Gonna Hurt - Sixx A.M.
  7. No Place for You Here - Demon Hunter

Safebooks Ratings

Language: 8/10

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Violence: 6.5/10

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Sexual References: 7.5/10

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