Dervish Daughter - Jinian, Bk 2 Author:Sheri S. Tepper Egg in the hollow — Hatching to follow — Lovers come calling — Bitter tears falling — Bright the sun burning — Night will come turning — New powers arise in the Land — Players beware! — The saw me! All of them but one were turned toward me, eyes upon me, avid and victorious, not moving, not needing to move, for there were other things swarming around me... more », binding me while the smoke held me fast. The words came as though in a dream, from some distantly echoing place. "Let me have her," begged Dedrina. "No," the Oracle said, looking in my direction. "Such is not what the Great Ones prefer." I said nothing. Lips and tongue did not obey. No part of me would move.
They went into the darkness then and Jinian Footseer was forced to follow. Into darkness and pain.