This volume contains both Empress, Alchemy and Djinn and Djinn Rummy Royale.
Shorla was a mercenary. Her favorite type of job was helping nice people with nasty problems. Her ship, Pickles, had come from somewhere. The last child of the Magelor, the Sultan of Djinn and the royal cousins of Earth Sector wanted to strap on guns too. The oracle pointed to a legend "that way."