Chapter 18 – The Hesta

He felt a familiar tingling. The Dark was lifting. In the beginning, when he had first discovered this strange gift, its effect had not lasted long. But as he’d grown proficient in its use, it had lasted well beyond his needs and he’d never had to test its limits. But there was one, it now seemed. Usage told it would return. And if past practice were anything to go by, come mid-morning it should be back full strength.

This chapter brings in new element and change of scene. In the book, it is signalled at the first chapter break by a shift from regular roman text to offset, indicating the thoughts and movements of the newcomer.
after that, text shifts back to normal, although the actions continue.

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