Though they believe themselves to have inherited the
earth from humankind, the androgynous and magical Wraeththu have yet to learn
the truth about their origins. After an eerie and powerful Festival night that
surpasses all others, two hara, Ulaume and Flick, are inspired to embark upon
separate journeys in search of meaning and truth. Somehar Ė or something Ė is
calling them, through dreams and eerie visions. Their paths cross, and they
find they share a single destiny: to discover who holds power in the fabled
city of Immanion and to defend the outcast harling Lileem, who is linked to the
strange Kamagrian tribe.
Seel, the leader of the Sarocks, thought that the
mysterious and powerful Thiede was done with him, after the part Seel played in
making Thiede aware of a young and special har named Pellaz, who had come to
Saltrock for inception. When Pellaz left the town, Seel knew Thiede had plans
for the har, which were perhaps malign, but suppressed his misgivings. There
was nothing he could do about it. Then Cal, Pellazís lover, returns to Saltrock
alone, with a horrifying tale to tell and soon, after shattering events occur
that end in murder, Seel realises he canít escape Thiede, or the destiny thatís
set for him.
Fitting chronologically between the novels The Bewitchments of Love and Hate and The Fulfilments of Fate and
Desire from The Wraeththu
Chronicles this first volume in The
Wraeththu Histories takes up the tale
of prominent characters from the original trilogy, and what happened to them
while Pellaz and Cal were involved in meeting their own challenging destinies.