The Mute had her tongue cut out as a slave. Since then, she bought her freedom and became a qas: a monster hunter who ensures salt can be mined for the city of Abr. As her anger boils up toward the elite, she tries to take a position on their council out of spite But plots are put in motion to take everything from her. Will the Mute claim her seat? Or will the politics unravel her hard earned fortune?