»Something was different that day. Ravens sitting on the gables announced it. The air pressed on my shoulders, heavy as if it were a chain of massive stone. The sun had not yet risen; and in the night there had been frost. Wafts of mist lay over the harbor of Ark. Coming from the sea; they meandered through the alleys as ghostly, snake-like creatures. The bystander's breath soared to the dim sky as little clouds of steam. They gathered at the spot where it had happened. Some were dockers, one a beggar. No one else had appeared yet, though now it would not take much longer for the alley to fill.«
Or hear it in this audiobook by talented voice actress Sylvia St. James:
Also check out some of my other books for Enderal...
Account of an Unknown Traveller:
Tales of the Wanderer: