'twas the Night of Midwinter...
'Twas the night of midwinter, and all through the House
Not a creature was stirring. Not even you, little mouse.
My darlings were nestled all snug on their shelves,
Why, they were so tired they'd silenced themselves.
When out in the hall there arose such a cry,
That I sprang from my bed to summon the Nye.
Then what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But the Eldest of Nye, with a single bright tear.
"I did not mean to wake you. It's not nearly dawn,
but tonight is the night we can speak of what's gone.
We once were much more than one house, you see
And nobody remembers. Not even me.
On midwinter, my people, we speak of the past,
Of what our world was, right up to the last.
We came from a land of both shadow and steel,
Until those proud fools, they shattered the seal."
The Eldest, he spoke more than I'd ever heard,
But I only caught perhaps every third word.
You see, I was tired, and my dolls were asleep,
And you know my hate for that old Nye runs deep.
So that's all that I know, now I'm going to bed.
If you want to know more, ask the Eldest instead.
As he watched Kai walk through the bedroom door, Simon couldn't help but think he should have seen this coming. Kai never gave him a straight answer. In the morning, he would try and ask Indirial, see if he had anything to add about the origins of Valinhall.
Why did Kai ever feel the need to speak in rhyme, anyway?
12/25/2013 01:07:51 pm
I'm throwing my money at the screen right now. Oh, Merry Christmas you talented tease you. ;)
12/25/2013 01:46:08 pm
By all means, keep doing that! One of my 128 secret skills is the ability to absorb cash through cyberspace.
12/27/2013 05:42:24 am
Do the bills come out In the same condition as they were in when the screen absorbed them?
12/30/2013 07:41:04 am
Do I distantly hear the slaughter of orcs in the distance again?
12/30/2013 04:45:09 pm
No, stay away from my orcs! I'm in the process of uploading the book as we speak.
1/2/2014 10:49:01 am
I so badly want to know the origins on Valinhall. I can't stand all the mystery. Will the third book be enough to answer all of my questions and wrap up the loose ends? who knows? I wish it would turn out to be an ongoing series with as many books as like The dresden files books. Three just doesn't seem like it's going to cut it for a book junkie like me. Good work anyways
1/9/2014 12:48:50 am
Will the third book wrap up all the loose ends? No! Not about the origins of Valinhall, at least! BURN WITH UNSATISFIED CURIOSITY!
1/13/2014 03:44:13 pm
Personally, I enjoy the pace of these books so far. I also think lumbering Simon with abilities could open up for making him feel (to the reader) a distant superman that will just leave you wondering why he didn't "use power number 26 in that particular situation instead of that obviously constructed battle-loss". Now it all feels very personal. Very close to each character. Some more than others, sure, but close still. Like with Kai and his so-called problem with the Nye. He hasn't gotten the Nye power, but he is fast because he is good at what he does. And crazy as a telephonepost. (Or is he?)
1/15/2014 09:07:16 am
I'm glad you feel that way, Dag! You've touched on one of the reasons why I tried to show the other Valinhall powers from the perspective of other Travelers (Kai, Denner, Indirial) instead of having Simon run from room to room collecting powers like a madman. No one person can do everything, or he'd be unstoppable. Even Valin as an Incarnation had powers that he avoided, because he personally didn't prefer using them or had some incompatibility with them on another level.
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