John Weston has been living the good life. A successful relationship, a good business, and not one but several women on the side. Tonight, he found out why:
Every seven years, the town where he lives chooses a sacred king. For seven years, he has everything his heart desires; at the end of the seventh, he is sacrificed to ensure the prosperity of the town.
That’s bad enough, but something weird is going on – well, even weirder. All of the people trying to kill John Weston tonight are being as nice about it as they can, and they act like they’re doing him a favor. Like they’re saving him from something worse. What could possibly be worse?
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