Aces and eights, a dead man's hand. Life and death dealt over a shuffle of a deck. Stakes from dollar bills to souls tossed into the center of the table. And sitting around, waiting for the turn of a card, to raise, check, bet, or fold, are rogues, scoundrels, dames, and sharps. Every single one betting their last breath on the hand they hold.
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In the empire, rebellion is stirring, threatening everything the people have ever known. In a forgotten castle, a woman watches the world as the centuries pass, leaving her unchanged. In a forest temple, a young priestess finds the courage to choose her own path. On a high mountaintop, a dreamer teaches his apprentice the true art of dreaming. And on the dark streets of a coastal city, a young woman seeks revenge for the past. Enter worlds where things are not always what they seem, and the price of power could be your very life.