Magic was the way forward. Oro could not balance forever on this knife-edge of survival. Tabbi knew disaster approached. The suicides, the slow ceding of control to the Ludd corporation, and that nameless dread that lurked in everyone if you dug deep enough. The Gheists were the key. Would save them from themselves. Would save Denise.
The Rising Wind is the first published title set in the Smokey Days universe. The Smokey Days stories depict a world where humans are caught up in the battle between two great supernatural races that ultimately threaten to consume them. Struggling to preserve themselves, humans turn their backs on their deities–but in doing so, they lose the very essence of what it means to be human.
Denise is a successful business woman and scientist. Intelligent, beautiful and resourceful: she knows exactly what she wants and how to get it. There is no space for the messier things like love and magic in her life, but Tabbi is determined to help her understand the truth.
Tabbi is a scientist and historian. Her obsession with history endangers her career, her relationship and her sanity but she believes that the past holds the key to the future.
Alistair is a historian. Unable to get over his failed relationship, he desperately seeks Tabbi’s approval by diving deep into the past. What he finds could end up destroying him… or could be his ticket to the success he wants.