Several hundred years after a change in the orbit of
Jupiter sent the Earth into a new Ice Age, remnants of
civilization battle over territory and technology.
A generation has passed since Sam Monroe defeated the Great
Khan, became King of Middle Kingdom, and ushered in an era
of peace and prosperity, a time when Middle Kingdom grew
even more powerful, driven by trade and emerging
technology. In a grand gesture, Sam and Queen Rachel
adopted the young son of their former enemy and raised him
as a prince, second only to the heir to Middle Kingdom's
The accidental drowning deaths of the King and Queen
trigger the assassination of the Crown Price. Bajazet, too,
is attacked, lest he serve as a rallying point for those
who support the royal family. Barely twenty, the once-
pampered Bajazet flees for his life.
Stumbling through the forest, prey where he once was the
hunter and with the usurper King's forces on his heels,
Bajazet is rescued by a trio of genetically
engineered "Persons": Richard, who is almost more bear than
human; Nancy, a cunning little vixen; and Errol, whose very
human exterior hides a weasel's cold, cruel heart.
Boston, buried under glacial ice, gave them life. Boston's
perverted technology, used to conquer and oppress, seems
almost like magic to the North Americans who are slowly
dragging themselves back up the ladder of civilization. Now
the rulers of Boston eye the chaos in Middle Kingdom and
find it ripe for conquest.
Bajazet's new friends are plotting the frozen city's
destruction. The one-time Prince, now a lonely warrior, has
one choice---help destroy Boston, or die.