In the beginning, there was the weapon. Cold and sharp and mean. It was given as all things were given to the stable children: once and never again. The storm gray metal streaked with black. Even now, it gleamed.
When the city of Amelekhem was destroyed, Vayud’s family fled into the desert with only themselves, a cart and a camel to their name. When a terrible event tears his family apart, he finds himself caged. Little does he know the horrors that await him and the other stable children of Chert at the hands of the uncaring galarati, the brutal wielders and the tyrannical consul. There, he must fight for his life and that of his only friend, Ayu, while trying to figure out a way to escape the city and free the stable children.