Most men have moments of madness in the midst of their humanity – Daren has moments of humanity in the midst of his madness. Tanim has been fooled by this. Fooled into believing the fractured pieces of Daren’s sanity can be made whole; fooled into trusting the benevolence of the wasteland; fooled into promising his love to the bottomless pit. No mortal body could contain the wrath and ruin of a fallen god, nor mortal mind withstand such rage and deceit, hunger and abhorrence. No wonder the force of it drives Daren to the edge. His flesh and bones exist to cage a maelstrom which will one day rip him wide, which already tears at him from within until he chokes up blood. Yet still Tanim remains steadfast, clinging to the glimpse of awareness in the god’s death throes.