Now that humankind is on the edge of extinction and the androgynous
Wraeththu have inherited the earth, hara have developed their own spiritual
systems, often based upon ancient beliefs that developed when humanity had been
closer to the earth.
For Songs to Earth and Sky, Storm Constantine invited
some of the Wraeththu Mythos writers to explore the eight seasonal festivals of
the year, (plus the ninth minor celebration in early December), to dream up new
beliefs and customs, new myths, new dehara – the gods of Wraeththu. These
stories delve into magic, nature, the supernatural, and local folklore. As
different communities develop among Wraeththu, so fresh legends spring up – or
else ghosts from the inception of their kind come back to haunt them.
From the silent, snow-heavy forests of Megalithican mountains, through
the lush summer fields of Alba Sulh, into the hot, shimmering continent of
Olathe, Songs to Earth and Sky explores nine festivals
within the Wheel of the Year, bringing its powerful spirits and landscapes to
Nine brand new tales, including a novella, a novelette and a short story
from Storm herself, and stories from Wendy Darling, Nerine Dorman, Suzanne
Gabriel, Fiona Lane and E. S. Wynn.
The Deharan system of magic explored in these stories reinvents the
Pagan Wheel of the Year with an androgynous focus, and will be fascinating both
to fans of the Mythos and those who are new to it.