Something is killing the good folks of Black Crystal. People are missing, and found remains are unidentifiable.
Friends since childhood, Timothy, Eleanor, and Justin know all there is to know about each other, or so they think. But when Eleanor disappears on a routine Shadow Walker assignment, old frustrations come to the surface. While Timothy and Justin desperately try to find her in a forest inhabited by mysterious creatures, Eleanor is forced to come to terms with a secret she didn’t know she had, one that goes against everything she believed herself to be.
And the thing in the forest? It’s the least of their worries.
After losing her husband and children, Morgan is convinced she’ll be alone forever. In fact, she wants to be. It’s easier.
With a heart as cold as the Shizzuria Wasteland, Morgan keeps her distance from all around her. She has no cause or desire to celebrate Yuletide. But a friend sees the pain she tries to hide and gives her a gift she never imagined, something that just might help thaw her frozen soul.
As a child, Gwennyth dreamed of taking a ship across the void and seeing the lands of Grevared. As an adult, she’s content to stay at home and spend her days researching magic. But all this ends when her mother Ravyn transposes forms at nearly 900 years old. Though she has been trained her entire life, Gwennyth is sure she isn’t up to the task of leading her people, and when their magic begins to fail, Gwennyth knows she can’t do it.
But there isn’t anyone else. Her siblings have moved on from Crowrest, and Gwennyth is all that is left. With only her best friend Vonner in tow, Gwennyth sets out into the world of Grevared in search of the goddess Aradia. Her only clue to the goddess’s whereabouts is ‘look not in the places of the gods’. But finding the goddess isn’t her only task. Gwennyth must also find herself.
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Rise of the Mad Gods is an anthology of short stories set in the world of Grevared.
The gods choose their own, and many become Shadow Walkers, those who fight the forces of evil. But not all the gods have humankind's best interest at heart. Some are bent on revenge and retribution for the destruction of the universe. These gods choose even more carefully than others, for they must find those susceptible to their words, those whose anger and hatred match their own.
Exiled to the forests of E'ma Thalas, Eleanor refuses the company of others until an emotional outburst leaves her far from home and dependent on the kindness of strangers.
As darkness falls, spirits gather.
Worichiom speaks of Yuletide sorrow of long ago.
Father Yule shares others' joy.
As morning nears, the Huntsman arrives to show Eleanor who she is and what will be.
Can these spirits bring peace to a tortured soul and give purpose to the damned?
Sequel to Wolf in the Shadow