The final chapter of the Poe trilogy.
17-year-old Edgar Allan's life is over. Expelled from University, abandoned by his fiancé, and estranged from his foster family, he has but one option left: to reinvent himself 'Edgar Perry' and dominate the ranks of the United States Military.
"I AM come of a race noted for vigor of fancy and ardor of passion. In their gray visions they have obtained glimpses of eternity, and thrill, in awakening, to find that they have
been upon the verge of the great secret."
"Men have called me mad. I grant, at least, that there are two distinct conditions of my mental existence -- the condition of a lucid reason, not to be disputed, and belonging to the memory of events forming the first epoch of my life -- and a condition of shadow and doubt, appertaining to the present, and what constitutes the second great era of my being."