Spring, 1944. It is the End of the World. The Imperial Japanese Army, undefeated on the Asian mainland, invades British India. In the Naga Hills, an ambitious and sadistic colonel massacres a village of the Ao tribe. Among the dead is Uti, grandson of the chief. Gojen, his closest friend, is at school in Kolkata when he hears of the tragedy. When Utis grieving grandfather sends a small team of raiders to find the Japanese colonel, Gojen is determined to accompany them. For his friend. For justice. For punishment. At Kohima, as the British and Japanese armies fight in the Stalingrad of the East, Gojens quest will take him beyond the limits of his world, through mist and gun smoke and an ancient legend, into the unknown.