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Eric Nylund's Cyberpunkish novel about a mage assassin with multiple personalities.

!!Tropes used:

* CelestialDeadline: The contract with the devil has a loophole: One year before it runs out, 13 heroes can be recruited to find the holy grail. If they find it before the contract runs out, the contract is nullified.
%%* CyberPunk
%%* DealWithTheDevil
%%* DeflectorShields
* FasterThanLightTravel: They use some odd system where they can travel faster than light but relativity still applies.
%%* FreudianExcuse
%%* GodWasMyCopilot: [[spoiler:Setebos, the Angel AI]].
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Are the other personalities magically created or is Germain nuts?
%%* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind
%%* Magitek
* MeaningfulName: Morning Star (Lucifer)
%%* Mega Corp: Morning Star, again.
%%* MentalTimeTravel: [[spoiler:Germain's seven second trip. ]]
%%* MurderInc: Umbra Corp.
%%* PublicDomainArtifact: The big one: The Holy Grail
%%* ResetButton
%%* ReligionIsMagic
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Averted, [[spoiler:Germain has no idea history is being altered]].
%%* SharingABody
* StarfishAliens: One alien is a hive of beetles.
%%* TheSyndicate: Umbra Corp.
%%* TheWormThatWalks
%%* TimedMission: One year.
%%* ToHellAndBack