There are no happy endings. Things are the way they must be. In style this book is a lot like Clark's Law, you can almost see the chapters as scenes already filmed and shown to you. I know that some may think that short chapters are distracting and hard to follow, but in my opinion that isn't the case; it keeps the tempo up, and helps the reader to keep track of everything that's happening in multiple places at the same time. The story has two or three separate plots. The main plot concentrates on events surrounding G'Kar's incarceration. One plot studies what Lyndisty's plans for Vir really are and a separate plot allows John and Delenn get some time together, but not in the way they expected. The events take place in 2261, before "Falling Toward Apotheosis".