The National People's Voice speaks for Sanmarian and all of Kael. For 15 years, they have ruled Kael in relative peace. For 15 years, they have quietly snuffed out dissent wherever they found it. Rose Abernethy and Beo Mataya are two strangers drawn together by one thing alone: Red Sunrise, a book no one else seems to have read. A book only two types of people ever ask about - collectors...and the NPV. A book both Rose and Beo feel was written just for them. As winter falls in Sanmarian's cobbled streets and the 15 years of seeming calm seethe into violent protests in the city square, Red Sunrise's secrets pull Rose and Beo into the twisted mysteries of Sanmarian's past and into the center of a forgotten tragedy that inked itself into the city's very blood.