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Prequel of the Alchemist steampunk series. What happens when a goat, a man, a woman and a baby encounter each other during a train ride? Cyrus al-Yllia certainly isn't looking for love. Nor a wife. He's in enough trouble as is, an illegal immigrant with a baby in a foreign land, a baby that isn't his. So he smuggles a goat in the train - to feed the baby, of course. But the enemies that want him and the baby dead won't leave him alone. When a woman with sad eyes, and troubles of her own, joins him, Cyrus isn't happy. He doesn't want a companion - he wants to survive. But he doesn't get to choose, as the inexplicable bond between the woman and the baby pulls them together.