A Mixture of Metals
Born after the War of Restitution, Simora sets out to investigate the faceless forces that control him and the rest of Society. An affair with a barbarian, Mary, lands him in the gulag called the Colony. Finally, in the Settlement of the Guardians, Simora learns why his mother disappeared. But other questions remain, including Mary's fate. In spite of all, his love for her never diminishes.