The world will end in seven days. Brother Gaelin feels horrified at the thought of Apocalypse. Davi Sanders feels conflicted at abandoning his fellow magi. River of Knowledge is just learning how to feel.
Monk, mage, and Magically Created Being must overcome centuries of mistrust to form an unlikely partnership. Their one hope lies with the Hapax: the Word which began the universe. Yet the Hapax is lost to mortals and gods alike. As time slips away, monks and magi must do more than trust each other. They must place their faith in the very creature that drove them apart.