Book V of Chung Kuo. On Mars, Chung Kuo’s largest colony is engulfed by civil war. In America, a ruthless leader precipitates a disaster greater than Chung Kuo has ever known, while the Seven Han Lords dissipate their power fighting the shadows of their own great Ministry – The Thousand Eyes – in a struggle for ultimate political control. And in the heart of the City, in the final hours before the darkness falls, an old man – once the most powerful soldier in Chung Kuo – paces his rooms, surrounded by the ghosts of the dead. At last, the magnificent edifice built by the Chinese conquerors has begun to crumble. Cover art by Jim Burns.