The maurin have slept through many things. Fire, pestilence, plague. The civil turmoil in the Orid. The invasion of the Telek Mehicar. Hundreds of years of silence, with nothing but stone eyes and smoke trails in acknowledgement of their existence.
Perhaps they never existed - there are those who say as much. The world has, after all, changed, and old gods sleep because old gods are dead. Perhaps is not that the maurin are now trapped in some long-lasting slumber, but that mankind is now finally awake.
Makes for a nice sentiment, if nothing else.
Mehicar, who has only just secured his conquest of the Orid, has seen the dreadful awakening of the maurin - and the time is near. And if he is to save the people of Oriden from their wrath, he must find a way to stop them.
His first step? Handle the traitors and the trouble-makers standing in his way.
I’ve been working on this story for some time. The characters, in many different iterations, have been with me for upwards of 15 years. It’s long, and it’s going to take me forever - if I ever - finish. I will NEVER stop working on it, but I may or may not drop off the face of the earth from time to time. Just preparing you.
Sarah Hill is a graduate of Wesleyan College. She is happily married, debt free, and making art. She has a daughter who growls like a dinosaur and a tiny kitty that yowls like an old woman. Her secret dream is to be an entire orchestra.