items in Gven's pouch

Mylanfyndra braced herself, while remembering how last time the wind had looped back on itself at the very brink. Turn about, she urged, Turn now! But this time it swept her past the Warren, off the cliff, and out into the mist. Bonus item: fire pillar image

As they gazed up, a puff of hot wind blew through the cage. Mylanfyndra shivered. “It’s coming from over our way. It’s the firestorm, isn’t it?” “I’m afaid so,” Brevan said.

She touched her bare throat. “I’ll just fetch the collar, Brevan.” “I’ll come with you.” They descended briskly, but as they made for the treasure trove, a voice rang out and shadows sprang. “In the name of the law, seize them!” Toova.

Brevan’s quiet voice cut across her dreamy state. “Myl.” Mylanfyndra opened her eyes. Brevan, pointing down. “Brevan?” Face-to-face they were, indeed—and floating light as stoneflower seed thirty feet above the doft! 3 Bonus items: firebird before and after, Fos’s stake

All night, (Mylanfyndra) had turned and turned about, mulling over Toova’s threats, until by dawn she was really frightened. But now? She thought of Gven curled up peaceably among the podliths. “I don’t care; it was worth it,” she murmured.

“Grandpa.” Nothing—nothing could have prepared Mylanfyndra for this! The old man laid out, arms folded across his chest, his face, his whole body swathed from head to toe, ready for the Sending. Bonus item: The Grandpa Knoll note: all bonuses are items from the printed book.

“An hour before dawn,” Mylanfyndra murmured. She thought of the podlithra, empty, silent. Gven lying alone in the hut. Bonus item: Ebbwe

The babble grew louder, the voices, more numerous, until suddenly there came crack, thud, then total quiet. . . . The children found each other’s hand and held on. The geth were coming home.

They came upon a derelict freight shed, with cracked walls and a sagging roof where the beams had buckled. This—their new home? Bonus items: Two images from the book

“We go home,” Brevan declared. “Now” The old man shook his head. “The hut is yours no longer. Nor the broom-maker’s round.” “They are so!” Brevan cried. “It is our right according to the law. Grandpa said.” Daven-Elder raised a hand. “Gven’bahr-brum is not your grandfather.” “Not—” “He is no kin at all.” Bonus item: Myl & Brev eaves...

“Half an hour,” Mayfy said. “When I have finished my breakfast, you’ll have the bed aired, the slops emptied, and the window panes polished. Get moving,” she urged, as Mylanfyndra stood. “There’ll be more before this day is done.”

Twin coils of steam rose from the mash bowls, up into the graying light. “I’m not hungry,” Mylanfyndra said. “Me neither,” said Brevan. “I feel bad.” Mylanfyndra felt bad too. Sick. Angry. And afraid. “What’s happening, Brevan?” she murmured. Ryke, and Toova, and those other women: what were they doing in Grandpa’s hut? Bonus item: contents of pouch in Gven’s locker

“Oh, how fine,” she breathed. No cheap cloth this, but a soft red leather drawstring bag….The contents were heavy and their shapes felt intriguing. “Shall we peep?” They perched knee to knee in the narrow gap between their cots. There, Mylanfyndra untied the bag and shook it out. Bonus item: Image of the Chute

“Oh, Brevan! I’m fetching Ryke.” “No! He told us not to!” “That was this morning…. If we leave him much longer, he might even die!” … She ran for her coat. “Myl! What are you doing!” “What do you think!” she cried, and fled into the night. Bonus Item: Sketch of the Chute

“Oh, Brevan! I’m fetching Ryke.” “No! He told us not to!” “That was this morning…. If we leave him much longer, he might even die!” … She ran for her coat. “Myl! What are you doing!” “What do you think!” she cried, and fled into the night. Proper names: Toova’ven-Tuil (the Tollwife) Ryke’ven-apoth (the apothecary)

“Sick?” Brevan looked at her in disbelief. Gven’bahr-brum was never sick…. “Grandpa’s the fittest person on all the mesa,” Brevan said loudly. Mylanfyndra stood firm. “Maybe,” she said, “but he doesn’t sound that way right now.” Bonus: items related both to book in general and specifically this first chapter. List of words and names in Chapter 1: Anlahr, Koos, Gven’b...

As this is the final reading of the Chimes, I begin it as always with the full version of the theme music. Next Monday I hope that you will join me in my reading of Child of the Air. Thanks for listening!

This week ends the Chimes readings. March 4th begins Child of the Air. Pyra is an egg-shaped world divided by an equatorial belt of barren mesas wrapped in mist and swept by firestorms. One mesa holds life: a small community ignorant of a world beyond their mesa. Siblings Myl and Brev are sentenced to die by fire for rising into the air. On the brink of the first seasonal firestorm they escape their cage and flee into the void.

Pain, hot as lancing needles, stinging his back, his face, his head as heynim rained down. “No! No! No!” It began as a shout, ended as a roar. He thrust her behind him and knelt up, arms spread, eyes closed, bending his mind to the oncoming fury.

“They’re not in that first cave.” (Caidrun). “They’re farther in, and jammed…” Tamborel turned around. “Could you shift this just a little bit with levers?” “Not enough to let us through,” Tassar said. Tamborel looked to the burly crew crowding the tunnel. “Not you, maybe. But how about Caidy and me?”

Chapter 16 – Child of the Air
Bookreadings , Child of the Air , News / April 25, 2019

Mylanfyndra braced herself, while remembering how last time the wind had looped back on itself at the very brink. Turn about, she urged, Turn now! But this time it swept her past the Warren, off the cliff, and out into the mist. Bonus item: fire pillar image

Chapter 14 – Child of the Air
Bookreadings , Child of the Air , News / April 18, 2019

She touched her bare throat. “I’ll just fetch the collar, Brevan.” “I’ll come with you.” They descended briskly, but as they made for the treasure trove, a voice rang out and shadows sprang. “In the name of the law, seize them!” Toova.

Chapter 13 – Child of the Air
Bookreadings , Child of the Air , News / April 15, 2019

Brevan’s quiet voice cut across her dreamy state. “Myl.” Mylanfyndra opened her eyes. Brevan, pointing down. “Brevan?” Face-to-face they were, indeed—and floating light as stoneflower seed thirty feet above the doft! 3 Bonus items: firebird before and after, Fos’s stake

Chapter 12 – Child of the Air
Bookreadings , Child of the Air , News / April 11, 2019

All night, (Mylanfyndra) had turned and turned about, mulling over Toova’s threats, until by dawn she was really frightened. But now? She thought of Gven curled up peaceably among the podliths. “I don’t care; it was worth it,” she murmured.

Chapter 11 – Child of the Air
Bookreadings , Child of the Air , News / April 8, 2019

“Grandpa.” Nothing—nothing could have prepared Mylanfyndra for this! The old man laid out, arms folded across his chest, his face, his whole body swathed from head to toe, ready for the Sending. Bonus item: The Grandpa Knoll note: all bonuses are items from the printed book.

Chapter 7 – Child of the Air
Bookreadings , Child of the Air , News / March 25, 2019

“We go home,” Brevan declared. “Now” The old man shook his head. “The hut is yours no longer. Nor the broom-maker’s round.” “They are so!” Brevan cried. “It is our right according to the law. Grandpa said.” Daven-Elder raised a hand. “Gven’bahr-brum is not your grandfather.” “Not—” “He is no kin at all.” Bonus item: Myl & ...

Chapter 6 – Child of the Air
Bookreadings , Child of the Air , News / March 21, 2019

“Half an hour,” Mayfy said. “When I have finished my breakfast, you’ll have the bed aired, the slops emptied, and the window panes polished. Get moving,” she urged, as Mylanfyndra stood. “There’ll be more before this day is done.”

Chapter 5 – Child of the Air
Bookreadings , Child of the Air , News / March 18, 2019

Twin coils of steam rose from the mash bowls, up into the graying light. “I’m not hungry,” Mylanfyndra said. “Me neither,” said Brevan. “I feel bad.” Mylanfyndra felt bad too. Sick. Angry. And afraid. “What’s happening, Brevan?” she murmured. Ryke, and Toova, and those other women: what were they doing in Grandpa’s hut? Bonus item: contents of pouch in Gven’s locker

Chapter 4 – Child of the Air
Bookreadings , Child of the Air , News / March 14, 2019

“Oh, how fine,” she breathed. No cheap cloth this, but a soft red leather drawstring bag….The contents were heavy and their shapes felt intriguing. “Shall we peep?” They perched knee to knee in the narrow gap between their cots. There, Mylanfyndra untied the bag and shook it out. Bonus item: Image of the Chute

Chapter 3 – Child of the Air
Bookreadings , Child of the Air , News / March 11, 2019

“Oh, Brevan! I’m fetching Ryke.” “No! He told us not to!” “That was this morning…. If we leave him much longer, he might even die!” … She ran for her coat. “Myl! What are you doing!” “What do you think!” she cried, and fled into the night. Bonus Item: Sketch of the Chute

Chapter 2 – Child of the Air
Bookreadings , Child of the Air , News / March 7, 2019

“Oh, Brevan! I’m fetching Ryke.” “No! He told us not to!” “That was this morning…. If we leave him much longer, he might even die!” … She ran for her coat. “Myl! What are you doing!” “What do you think!” she cried, and fled into the night. Proper names: Toova’ven-Tuil (the Tollwife) Ryke’ven-apoth (the apothecary)

Part I – Chapter 1 – Child of the Air
Bookreadings , Child of the Air , News / March 4, 2019

“Sick?” Brevan looked at her in disbelief. Gven’bahr-brum was never sick…. “Grandpa’s the fittest person on all the mesa,” Brevan said loudly. Mylanfyndra stood firm. “Maybe,” she said, “but he doesn’t sound that way right now.” Bonus: items related both to book in general and specifically this first chapter. List of words and names in Chapter 1: Anlahr, Koos, Gv...

Chapter 27 -i – The Chimes of Alyafaleyn
Bookreadings , News , The Chimes of Alyafaleyn / February 25, 2019

This week ends the Chimes readings. March 4th begins Child of the Air. Pyra is an egg-shaped world divided by an equatorial belt of barren mesas wrapped in mist and swept by firestorms. One mesa holds life: a small community ignorant of a world beyond their mesa. Siblings Myl and Brev are sentenced to die by fire for rising into the air. On the brink of the first seasonal firestorm they escape their cage and flee into the void.

Chapter 26-i – The Chimes of Alyafaleyn
Bookreadings , News , The Chimes of Alyafaleyn / February 18, 2019

“They’re not in that first cave.” (Caidrun). “They’re farther in, and jammed…” Tamborel turned around. “Could you shift this just a little bit with levers?” “Not enough to let us through,” Tassar said. Tamborel looked to the burly crew crowding the tunnel. “Not you, maybe. But how about Caidy and me?”