The mysterious and deadly water that covered the world at the same time the Powerful but broken creatures, enslaved to keep mankind alive in a flooded world. [themedy_alertbox icon="warning-sign" colour="red" font_awesome_att="" custom_colour=""] This wiki page is divided into TWO sections: Non-spoilers for The Sundered and spoilers for AFTER The Sundered. If you don't want spoilers for The Sundered, only read down to the halfway point (don't worry, I'll make it clear). If you're already read the... appeared, four hundred years before Harry Iskinder is the main character in the book, The Sundered. He's nineteen years old and not very tall, to his great lament. However, he's in great shape. His diet is Sundered-designed, lean protein and a perfect balance of nutrition. He's been active since childhood, both in the Academy and out on the Black Water from the age of fourteen. His skin... Iskinder came onto the scene.
It covers the whole planet apart from small islands, He straddles the black water, each boot on a different tuft, standing with the easy balance we all must learn or else we die. "There's something over there!" I hate the tufts— knobs of land sticking out of the water, covered with limp grass like dirty hair. If there are a lot of them, we have to carry the boats...., and Landfall is what humans call surviving land sticking out of the black water that isn't quite large enough to build on, but isn't small enough to be considered a tuft. They're usually large enough to host a small gathering of Travelers with tents and boats. Some are muddy and wet; some are dry and crumbly. Very few grow anything, even....
It kills in a frightening way: if a human r animal touches it, they are immediately pulled into the water and down. The victim cannot be saved; not even Sundered Ones can bring them back.
The only time it’s safe to touch black water is if it’s been separated from the main earth-wide body of water. Buckets are often used for this, though everyone tends to prefer making Sundered Ones fetch it – since they can touch it without harm, for reasons unknown.
Note: if you’ve read The Sundered, feel free to jump on over to A character mentioned in Love Makes Whole, a collection of short stories set after the novel, The Sundered. [themedy_alertbox icon="" colour="red" font_awesome_att="" custom_colour=""]Spoilers! This kind of ruins the whole book. Don't read on unless you've read The Sundered. Seriously. I suggest you don't do it.[/themedy_alertbox] [themedy_alertbox icon="" colour="red" font_awesome_att="" custom_colour=""]Spoilers! Yes, this is the second warning. I'm so serious. If you.... If you haven’t read the book, don’t. You’ll regret it otherwise.