Hugo Award-winning author Kameron Hurley's blood-soaked, inventive sci-fi/fantasy mash-up debut is reissued in mass market. <br> <br> Nyx had already been to hell. One prayer more or less wouldn't make any difference...<br> <br> On a ravaged, contaminated world, a centuries-old holy war rages, fought by a bloody mix of mercenaries, magicians, and conscripted soldiers. Though the origins of the war are shady and complex, there's one thing everybody agrees on:<br> <br> There's not a chance in hell of ending it.<br> <br> Nyx is a former government assassin who makes a living cutting off heads for cash. But when a dubious deal between her government and an alien gene pirate goes bad, Nyx's ugly past makes her the top pick for a covert recovery. The head they want her to bring home could end the war--but at what price?<br> <br> The world is about to find out.