Excerpt from A Whisper of Shadow

In the absence of light our children ran wild.
Only a cruel protection could save them from that which we could not stop.
Weep for my children and pray the three will guide them well.
For those who strive in knowledge and balance we teach the dark secrets of the ghoststone.
Hearts who love more than all others we reluctantly give to our fallen brother.
And the forever loyal, the steadfast defenders, we arm with forbidden light.
May the three work in peace as our children grow blind.
From the book of Beenav—Words of Lamuth the mother


in a world covered in ash, the asylum was the only building that stood.  Some wondered if it was only the insane that had God’s grace, but others thought there was no room for them in heaven.  They were both right.