At the turn of a new century, the world is caught between an opulent but oppressive empire and a growing underground resistance. Right in the middle is unlikely soldier and revolutionary Aeron Marloes. Her task: infiltrate the military, rise to the top, and assassinate the Emperor. But how far can she go to seize her promotion, the next step to her final goal? Does the end really justify the means? Marionette is a tale of slipping morality, of politics and treason, of revolution and revenge.