You can’t keep a good man down. You can’t keep Bedeckt, Stehlen, and Wichtig down either.
With the help of Zukunft, a deranged Mirrorist bent on her own destruction, Bedeckt flees the Afterdeath leaving his insane friends, Stehlen and Wichtig, behind. Not being the forgiving types, the two chase after him bent on revenge.
Morgen, an obsessive/compulsive child and Ascended god of the Geborene Theocracy, sends a cadre of mad assassins — Wahnists teetering at the edge of the Pinnacle — after the three. He also sends something cold and evil and it follows, lurking in the clouds above, shredding reality with its delusions.
Behind the scenes two Reflections — Morgen’s, and Zukunft’s — are manipulating everyone, dancing them like broken puppets.
When such delusions clash, reality suffers.
Michael Fletcher is a the author of 88. His short fiction has appeared in Interzone, On Spec, Daily Science Fiction, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, and Arcane. He lives in Canada.