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Road to the Raven(The Dance of Bones, #1)
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Ta'Vedar is ruled by the spark of technology and the exploitation of abundant, all-powerful Earth-gifts, each based on the four primal elements of Air, Earth, Fire and Water. But mankind has upset the natural balance and harmonized relationship that exists between the basic fabric of the physical cosmos and the spiritual beliefs of the metaphysical planescape.
The Motley Man, a melancholic Earth-golem born out of season, finally releases his virgin bride to her afterlife, only to face the darkness within himself - a void-beast named Mariug, whom steals the bones that houses the fading lifespark of his deceased wife.
Soon after his victory over The Avatar of Earth that is The Motley Man, the raven Swiftwing is nominated as Elderaven, but is then banished into Deepsky to pursue his elusive goddess, the Moon. And when the Motley Man eventually returns to the Real-World, he decides to avenge his own slaying by seeking out and destroying his winged tormentor, the raven, which he believes is the key to finding Mariug and saving his near-undead bride.
Meanwhile, Simkyn of Rilv, a Provider of a false and fleeting transition to Elysium, the last descendant of a once heroic dynasty, has been plotting to restore his disgraced family name - and he may have found a solution, if a promise spoken by a corrupt man-child is kept.
Together, yet apart - through Swiftwing's trial of revelation and his ongoing journey to the Moon; through the Motley Man's excommunication and crusade of blind hate; through Simkyn's pursuit of an unattainable dream that could cost him his immortal soul - each must follow their own individual Road to the Raven.