Inajda left Xan, Alexand and Jarad in the Prison of Souls, and with a vial of Xan’s precious blood, went searching for the elusive Anesidor Sumian, so that Sumian could synthesise Xan’s blood to allow it to create blood weapons to fight the Amanojuko.
After reading his mother’s Timeline Book, Xan had taken the captured Amanojuko agent to the Prison of Souls, realising that Inajda would be there too, and that his family desperately needed him, or rather his blood.
After realising Heyem did not wish to be protected by her, Inajda set search for Alexand, so that she could fulfil Asenath Bomani’s wish for Colonel Merek to gain full intelligence to the Amanojuko agenda.
After leaving her mother and the Haernyara next to the burnt-out hut, Alexand walked back into Ulaanbaatar to tell Jochi’s mother news that he was dead. Understandably the family was devastated and Alexand left them alone to grieve.
Two months have passed since Alexand decided to live away from Jarad in the military base, after their house was found to be bugged. He visits her each week, stays the night occasionally, but always retreats back to his shack in the woods. The military base is no place for a family, and he has come to talk with Alexand and try to convince her to come back home.