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Gena Showalter

★ When a spirit is drained of Lifeblood.

★ Myriad believes a spirit is Fused to another spirit(s) in order to return to the Land of the Harvest; Troika believes a spirit enters into the Rest forevermore.


The one you follow decides the roads you take.

★ One of two sons of the Firstking; Eron the Prince of Doves, and Ambrosine the Prince of Ravens.

★ Ruler of a realm.

The Rest—

Peace beyond all understanding awaits.

★ Troikans believe a spirit enters into this state of absolute tranquillity after Second-death, forever separated from the realms…with a few exceptions.

The Resurrection—

And so the dead shall rise again.

★ Once every year, Troika holds a vote; one spirit within the Rest is brought back to spirit-life.

★ The winner must exit the Rest even if he or she wishes to remain.


Justice, equality, freedom of choice.

★ The realm of Light, ruled by the Secondking Eron, the Prince of Doves.

★ Untouched by gloom, where hard work isn’t an expectation but a way of life, equality isn’t an ideal but a standard and fear isn’t a treasured friend but a hated foe…logic always trumps emotion…people are governed by a strict set of rules, and violators are punished.

★ Motto: Light Brings Sight.


Without hope, there can be no joy.

★ A human who fails to make covenant with Troika or Myriad before Firstdeath.

★ Damned to spend the Everlife inside Many Ends.


All who enter are welcome.

★ A doorway leading into and out of an Everlife realm.


Cover (#ud9465619-0f5c-561c-a2b4-5c5f914ce39e)

Back Cover Text (#u05d0afd4-2744-5258-8868-1e089c30d49e)

Title Page (#u4a11c936-fb3d-5f0d-ba40-2aa242869174)

Dedication (#u58e8fbab-0c29-5f39-b00a-072faa1040bf)

Map (#uffe85c95-bf9f-5570-8ec2-e953f214d819)

Epigraph (#u8f265d1f-99fb-5c54-a116-2d702cc6ec57)

The light Expands and the darkness Narrows (#ub843dab4-fa1e-561f-8225-241a49446803)

Glossary (#ue7626f78-4ff3-5f5a-bf8a-8fc5cbdc755c)

Troika (#uecc8f15e-b84b-5875-b71d-00813282543e)

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Myriad (#u90ab9ee3-18a3-51c6-ad0c-2924c7df32ee)

Myriad (#uc768f34a-ae08-5787-b654-52b5963850cd)

Chapter One (#ub344418f-ad80-5b62-a045-955afb995517)

Chapter Two (#uc9985c5b-39d9-5bce-8fb7-5a747dc174e0)

Myriad (#ue639cf22-6ab5-5243-a3ba-2fdbc30ae43e)

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Chapter Three (#u993c539f-bb72-57d0-98ba-f1b192a3e183)

Chapter Four (#u246a676a-23b5-5cd8-aa9e-265a6993b7c9)

Chapter Five (#u65a1fec4-8f71-5b20-869a-82cf5ec417dc)

Myriad (#litres_trial_promo)