A god will return
When the earth and
Under the black
In the holy city of Tova the winter solstice is usually a
time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar
eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an
unbalancing of the world.
Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for
Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a
disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as “harmless”
the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.