Image: The cover for chapter 1. A woman with the head of a deer reclines against the inside of a giant, feline jawbone. They are both partially submerged in a pool of blood. The fur on her head is dark grey, and her skin is pale. She wears a modest yellow dress, brown shoes, and white socks. Her eyes are closed and her expression is neutral. Text at the top of the image reads: Katabasis. Smaller text underneath reads: Apex Altra. Text at the bottom reads: 1. Praeda. End description.