Time, the elements, and the human mind are Orson Scott Card’s playing cards in this daringly imaginative story of the uprising on a planet of exile.
The families on the planet Treason have for a long time been separated into warring clans. Yet each family is using its own special products to help barter for much-needed iron.
Lanik Mueller, whose family is able to reproduce body parts, finds himself unable to stop growing parts. As this disaster takes him on a journey across the planet, he develops a plan that will help unify the families.