Dust of Dreams
Dramatis Personae Prologue
The Sea Does Not Dream of You
Chapter 1 Chapter 2
Chapter 3 Chapter 4
Chapter 5 Chapter 6
Eaters of Diamonds and Gems
Chapter 7 Chapter 8
Chapter 9 Chapter 10
Chapter 11 Chapter 12
Only the Dust Will Dance
Chapter 13 Chapter 14
Chapter 15 Chapter 16
Chapter 17 Chapter 18
The Path Forever Walked
Chapter 19 Chapter 20
Chapter 21 Chapter 22
Chapter 23 Chapter 24

Let the sun warm the day.
If light holds all the colours
then see the union as pure
and free of compromise.
Walk the stone and burden of earth
with its manes like cats lying in wait
as the wind slips silken
and slides round the curl
of your sure vision.

Let the sun warm this day
armoured against all argument,
solid in sanctity to opinion.
The hue does not deceive
and the blur hides no thought
to partake of grey masses in the sky
lowering horizon's rim
where each step is balanced
on the day's birth.

Wake to the warmth of the sun.
It knew other loves past
and stole all the colours
from eternal promises.
The dust only flows to life
in the lost-treasure golds of light.
Hold to nothing new
for even the new is old
and burden-worn.

Let the sun bring forth the day.
You have walked this way before
amid hunters in the grasses
and wheeling lovers of death
crowning every sky.
The armies have pursued anon;
riders risen along the ridge.
Maids and courtiers abide
in future's perfect shadows
until what is lost returns.

Lay of Wounded Love

Silchas Ruin has taken Ryadd Eleis (Rud Elalle) to meet Olar Ethil, who is with Torrent. While they await her arrival he continues teaching Ryadd. When it occurs, the encounter is not friendly, and terminates when Olar breaks to Silchas the news of his brother's death.

Setoc and the children continue eastwards through the Wastelands. They find the wreckage of a Trygalle carriage which had been attacked by the K'Chain Che'Malle assassin; three of its passengers had been killed, others injured. Two of the survivors are Gruntle and Mappo Runt.

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