10 children of Thyatira begin their first test of Hell. Each is promised a position in lordship upon completion of their training, but only one will be worthy of the crown. When the boy without a name crosses the threshold, the others are nowhere to be found, and he starts to realize he might not have the qualities of a leader after all.
The Barbarians head out for their raid on Bullinvard while Catori struggles with an inner conflict. Is a daring escape really the right move?
Captive in a barbarian camp, Catori begins to find a sense of purpose in survival while the men of the raid conspire to set a better purpose to their acts of war.
Catori witnesses the horror of the Barbarian's brutality and Cade reveals the real reason he kept her alive.
After the invasion of her village Catori is taken to the Barbarian's camp where she must face a difficult compromise in order to survive.
Night fairies walk through the garden of chaos. "Looks like the gnomes have started to set up structure here." They observe a partially built shelter. "Perhaps we should help them finish it?" "Certainly." Hours pass as they gather twigs and leaves, setting them with precision and care, even adding a few flowers here and there.... Continue Reading →
Emerald rushes away from from the Thyatirans to get back to the ocean before the nepenthe's spell wears off.
The sun sets on Corsonville. It's the summer solstice ceremony. Strings of lanterns hang in the trees, bonfires are being lit. There's a dance in the step of the people. The sound of drumming and windpipes have been filling their ears all day and everyone's looking forward to the evening's events. The drumming becomes... Continue Reading →
A murder of crows sit on the branches above. Catori brushes the red paint onto the totem lying in front of her. The face of the carving turns morbid as a ghost ascends. "You gotta quit doing that," Catori exclaims, "It's freaky." "What's the fun of being a ghost if you can't freak people?" He... Continue Reading →
In a dark land she stands on the sand looking to the sea. A stabbing pain through her back, she turns around to see it is he. "Why have you come here?" she whispers. "Aren't you happy to see me?" he smiles wickedly He wraps a chain around her neck. Too heavy to stand she's... Continue Reading →
They love me, so they want me back. "She's gone rogue," they say. "She'll return," they lie to themselves. "She's just lost right now," they reason it. One step at a time my path reveals itself. Instinct is my compass and passion my vehicle, I brave the path they know nothing about. Through the dark... Continue Reading →
The boy watches the men tying their catch to a stake. She lets out a hellish howl and fights it for all it's worth, whipping her tail loose from the binding. He sees one of the men pull out a machete. "Mermaid!" the boy rushes up to her, his nose nearly on hers, "You make... Continue Reading →
The men of Thyatira load the fishing boat while the boy sneaks around the corner to see his new found friend. "I brought you another fairy," he says as he sees her surface from the water. "Why are you in the water?" he asks. "Because I cannot walk," she answers. He's silent and hands... Continue Reading →