For a student of the ordered structure of the universe, few things are more distracting or unexpected than the attentions of a beautiful woman with a brain and personality to match. Few things, that is, other than a chaos magician, intent upon opening an etheric gate to let a preternatural Tasmanian devil loose. When vain, ambitious men threaten to unleash ncorporeal, chaotic forces for their own destructive ends, Ananke sends her champions out to play. Who knew they'd be mathematicians. Palimpsest Veil Along the way to crashing a Yetziratic gate before a fallen Seraph is called through it, Clement Harrison discovers chaos in the person of Rev. Dr. Erin MacGregor. Never one to let a little thing like a captivating and beautiful pastor/classicist deter him from a mission, Clement has some learning to do. After his cutout urges him to cultivate the young beauty, Clement discovers that something incredible lurks behind her emerald eyes. Now and again, people are given 500 year-long lives-in Erin's case, she gets 1000 years. Keeping hold of a four-year gate crash is hard eugh. Erin brings a complexity Clement just doesn't need, but has to resolve. Ananke Protocol Volumetric manipulation is Brian Cornwall's specialty in the mathematics department of Quantum Paideia Corporation. Except for the ruthless humid summers along the Delaware River, Brian has a perfect life: a stunning wife; great job; two happy kids. Inside the few minutes between receiving a classified contract and leaving his office to get to work on it, an old friend walks in and shatters Brian's peaceful life. Legends aren't born-they're spun on the loom of fate, and if Brian can't find the legendary behind the actuary, there won't be any perfect days again.