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Midnight Tides
Dramatis Personae Prologue
Frozen Blood
Chapter 1 Chapter 2
Chapter 3 Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Prows of the Day
Chapter 6 Chapter 7
Chapter 8 Chapter 9
Chapter 10 Chapter 11
All That Lies Unseen
Chapter 12 Chapter 13
Chapter 14 Chapter 15
Chapter 16 Chapter 17
Chapter 18 Chapter 19
Midnight Tides
Chapter 20 Chapter 21
Chapter 22 Chapter 23
Chapter 24 Chapter 25
Epilogue Pagination

Where is the darkness
In the days gone past
When the sun bathed everything
In godling light
And we were burnished bright
In our youthful ascendancy
Delighted shrieks and
Distant laughter
Carried on the gilden stream
Of days that did not pause
For night with every shadow
Burned through
By immortal fire
Where then is the darkness
Arrived at sun's death
Arrived creeping and low
To growl revelations
Of the torrid descent
That drags us down
Onto this moment

Immortal Fire
Fisher kel Tath

Letheras, Azath Tower[]

Bugg encounters a D'ivers called The Pack,  a group of fearsome monsters living within a temple of Fulcra. They escape from the Barrow, so Bugg goes off to check the Azath Tower. He speaks with Kettle about the barrow, and then speaks about the women buried there. She promises her things and together they speak about the women. Bugg warns Kettle and leaves.

Letheras, Old Palace[]

Brys Beddict is awakened and brought to the King's council--Lether is going to war. They speak of the strength of the military, and pre-emptive attacks. Brys worries about Hull, and thinks he needs to warn Tehol.

Letheras, restaurant[]

Rucket of the Rat Catchers' Guild speaks with Bugg over dinner. Gerun Eberict has been killing thousands of people this year. Bugg is confused by this, and is driven off by Rucket's advances.

Letheras, Shand's office[]

Tehol speaks with Shand, Rissarh, and Hejun first about the economy and then of their scheme. Tehol will wait to crash the economy because is intrigued about what is going to happen with the war. He thinks they should focus on evacuating tribal refugees. He leaves and is confronted by Shurq Elalle. They speak briefly about various things. Shurq, Ublala Pung, Harlest Eberict want to become pirates.

Letheras, Azath Tower[]

In the Azath, Kettle's protector speaks with her and of the Forkrul Assail. The elder races goal was an absolute balance. He battled them along with his draconic kin. He says Kettle has the soul of a Forkrul Assail in her, and that she was mortal once. He thinks she was meant to kill him but they both believe she may be able to follow him despite this. Kettle remembers the past, with the Nameless Ones and the Eres'al. The child has two souls within her.

Letheras, Tehol's residence[]

Bugg is speaking with Tehol about Gerun Eberict when Brys arrives. After discussion over his safety, Tehol agrees to allow one bodyguard to shield him against assassination.