Literature: A Game of Universe

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

Tropes used:

  • Celestial Deadline: 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.
  • Faster-Than-Light Travel: They use some odd system where they can travel faster than light but relativity still applies.