They are traitors, murderers, deserters, and thieves. They are also the world's last hope.

The ground crumbles from the dying mainland and falls into the sea.
Natural disasters claim thousands of lives.
Prayers are no longer answered by gods.
Prayers are answered by steam machines and the Time Fathers of Panagea.

Nicholai Addihein, one of the eight ruling Time Fathers, struggles to find a way to save the lives of his people. After a moment of misunderstood treason, he must also find a way to save his own.

With time for salvation ticking down, landing on the deck of an immortal pirate captain and his ragtag crew of criminals wasn't a part of Nicholai's plan, but the outcasts seem to know a thing or two about Panagea's buried history ... and how to save it.

With all of existence at stake, and the other Time Fathers vying to kill him for his treason, Nicholai must act fast. In a time where no heroes remain, can criminals rise up and save the world?

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