Muire is a waelcyrge (Valkyrie) who survives the Last Day (Ragnarok) and the deaths of her sisters and brothers fighting sdadown (shadow wolves). Her world has ended. The smallest of her sisters, a poet and historian, Muire survived, to her shame, by running away. She is alone among the ten thousand fallen, of the Shadow and the Light. The only other survivor she sees is one of the waelcyrge steeds, Kasimir, a valraven (two-headed, horned, winged), who is dying. With her last wish she saves him, turning him into a burning creature of metal. Unknown to her, another survives, The Grey Wolf. After lifetimes and ages come and go, at yet another apocalypse, the Last Days of the last city of Eiledon, he will hunt again, and Muire and Kasimir--and the reincarnated souls of the dead waelcyrge-- will meet again and hunt the hunter.
Civilization has risen and is now falling. There is high-tech and magic and a new dark age. In the high reaches of a floating island in the center of the city, is a university. It is where the Technomancer Thjierry Thorvaldsdottir strives to save the last city at any cost, along with her unman (non-human) servitors, cat fighters and rat mages. In the shadows under the floating island, in dark taverns and alleyways, live poor trumen or nearmen (mutated, no longer purely human), such as Cathoair, who fights in contest and prostitutes for money. Muire and the Grey Wolf and others converge. Can the last city be saved? Should it be saved?
There are strange turns and unexpected switches. Deadly fights and soul-stealing kisses. A post-apocalyptic, apocalyptic tale featuring an alternate Ragnarok seems a natural. Aside from the terminology and names, the society isn't particularly Norse-like, however. But then, nothing is typical or expected. A strange and fascinating look at sacrifice and redemption, death and transition, and the essence of life and living that are true no matter who you are and where in time or place.