Chapter One: §3

Spring – 1021 YD Gesula, Lenyol Kesia knew not what to make of Otàmil’s death. Even when at home—rare since Eamon died—he was generally absent. She meditated on the numbness in her heart, seeking some nature of response, but could find only compassion for her mother. In her mother’s skin lived a woman who, seldom … More Chapter One: §3

Chapter One: §2

Winter – 1012 YD Gesula, Lenyol The village of Gesula was speckled with lantern lights guiding the way through the fog.    In the central street stood a large and popular house.    ‘Bed time, everyone!’    The house vibrated with excited feet; the children charged into the bedroom with shrieks of delight. All five … More Chapter One: §2


The Celts knew an ancient land which lay on a higher Plane, far across the seas. Through a vast network of stone circles, they colonised this place, trading what goods the others sought or lacked. And stories came that strange creatures dwelt in the mountains, creatures long gone from the lower Plane. Shy creatures, well … More Prologue