The Ravellers Guild (7)

Chapter 7 Fedan was absent from Rising and Setting for the next week. No-one protested his non-attendance despite it being against the laws of the ravellers. Wherever he had gone, it was somewhere other than the Thread Court. Tahnner knew this because he had searched the place several times looking for him. Fedan’s appearance at…

The Ravellers Guild (6)

Chapter 6 Tahnner froze atop the pedestal. The other ravellers had already descended their perches, leaving him alone, raised above the near frantic crowd of people still lingering on the Thread Court’s rooftop. In the six years since he had last seen his father, the only thing about Rhanick Turro which had changed was the…

The Ravellers Guild (4)

Chapter 4 “Why do we bother wasting so much time worrying about the weather,” Senara asked, twirling a pen about her fingers. Her long, light brown hair loose and draping around her face, shading it from the torchlight. “Today, sun. Tomorrow, rain. Would the empire collapse if it had to figure out when to plant…

The Ravellers Guild (3)

Chapter 3 A foulness lurked within the western Threads, marring them with the seep of death soon to come. Tahnner’s vision flooded with gold as he followed the beasts entwined in the Threads of two days hence. Three of them skulked down the mountain, their skeletal bodies protected from the snowy peaks by the shabby…

The Ravellers Guild (2)

Chapter 2 “Did you see anything yet?” Haret asked, staring out over the eastern balcony as the Threads faded with the dawn, his voice emotionless as he asked the same question he did every Rising and Setting. He had tried lying to Haret for the first few days, pretending he had seen something in Threads….

The Ravellers Guild

Chapter 1 No-one had bothered to explain the reason for the uncomfortable outfit, or why his mother cried when she kissed him goodbye. All his father had told him was not to disgrace the family – the same warning he had given a hundred times over. The new clothes chaffed, the tight fabric digging into…