As daughter of the royal architect, Ikki set out to discover a new world the day she flew her homemade bi-plane up beyond Crete’s artificial sun. Instead, she crashed her plane, found herself on trial for a crime she’s convinced she didn’t commit, and is exiled to the Labyrinth — the city’s ever-shifting mechanical core. If Ikki can return in seven days, she will be declared innocent by the gods of Crete, but, lost among the moving walls and pursued by a diabolical engine large enough to shake the floors, she soon realizes there is a reason no one has ever returned. Determined to clear her name, her only hope for escape lies in the very thing that’s hunting her: a fearsome beast known only as the Minotaur.
“For your own safety, Ikki. You understand.”
“Oh, I understand,” said Ikki. “You just don’t want to hear the truth. The sky’s blue, and you’re a huge scumbag.”