The wind grew to a roar. It whipped Gom’s hair, tore at his clothes. Light flared against his eyelids. Gom hung onto his staff and Wycan, still doggedly fixed upon his mother’s face. Then wind, and Harga’s face, and everything was gone.
We are embedding the new shelf video items into this space from YouTube starting today. Our first two presentations are the Rufus storybook, narrated by Caidren Adrianne, and a short movie showing the new Rufus arriving on the moon to dance with all the other Rufuses, As we add the items from time to time they continue to be available there. By doing this, we have extended our scope, allowing the addition of animated songs, rhymes, and picture...
“Remember how I told you there are stars we never see, because they lie on Ulm’s far side?” “I do.” Wycan waved his spoon. “So?” “There’s a certain string of them up there. . . . They’re called the Seven Realms.” “And we can see them now?” “We’re on one.” Wycan’s spoon clattered to the floor.
And in that silence, Gom became aware that all the time he’d been sitting there with Jastra, there’d been a background sound: a low, continuous humming, as in the hive on Harga’s island. The sound of the Tamarith. That sound had ceased. Bonus Item: Harga’s Chart of the Seven Realms
“What if you did find a Spinrathe with powers enough to merit this stone? Wouldn’t he or she put it to better use?” Jastra’s eyes went steely. “It was given to you in the hopes that you would tap into its power. Have you?”
“The fact is that you did not use (your mother’s) spell at all.” “Didn’t—” “This is not the buffer gate, Gom. Neither is this Ulm. Young man—you’ve crossed the stars!”
The buffer gate was out there, spitting sparks and shooting bits of glass all over. The strange room he was now in, the floor and walls, the light. What did it all mean? . . . All at once, Gom saw. The Kithyweird. He was still lying underneath it, in the middle of a vision. . . . A most convincing dream! But dreams didn’t last forever. Any minute now, Gom told himself, he’d truly wake up and Wycan and he would get back to Scandibar j...