The final hour has come. Rocks burn. Floods rage. Serpents fly. A storm of fire threatens the world. Amid the chaos, a man lies in a shuttered bedroom. He has the power to save the earth, but first he must retrieve an artifact of dream . . . a horror he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With a single ally standing guard, his spirit searches his past, following clues that may unlock a second chance for the human race. All he needs is time. Enter Samuelle-a woman whose touch can raise the dead, kill the living. Her mission: find the dreamer, deliver the death touch, unleash the final storm. Fasten your seat belts for the concluding arc of the Veins Cycle, where cosmic forces play out on a human scale, and where the mind may yet be the strongest spirit of all.