Book: Half-Shell Prophecies

Achaemenid

Shah Achaemenid is ruler of the magical Persian empire. Considered one of the People of the Sun because he can heal by touch.

Adam

Adam is a Guardian – specifically, of the Broken. He’s quite mad, but all the Broken are.

Aiden

Heir apparent to the Scepter and Jaden’s nephew, Aiden is a special ball of sunshine.

Aloeric

Sovereign Aloeric is a Nachtkrapp, or Night Raven, whose control over what might be considered Germanic territory is unshakeable because those he leads wouldn’t dream of rebelling.

Amnewid

A borrowed Welsh term used for a Kin spell meaning “trade” or “substitution,”

Anito

“Ancestor spirits” in the Philippines – in reality, members of the Kin who remained there through all upheavals to watch over their descendants.

Balance

See the Saqalu and the Broken.

Bone Collectors

Bone collectors are a species of wild animal that populates the worlds of The Darkness, primarily Umbra.

Bran

His official titles are Prince of Umbra, Lord of Crows, Echelon of Darkness, and Heir to the Darkseed, and he likes to pretend to be a Hollywood-handsome-rogue-pirate.

Broken

What remains of the Saqalu.

They still wield the awesome power they always did, but they are no longer… stable.

Centaur

Centaurs are a race of horse-humanoid beings with a special affinity for chemistry.

Chronos

The blood of Cronus, pure, raw, and unfiltered time.

Conflux

A conflux is a magical travel station, where one may legally cross country and world borders with spells.

Crenshaw

A stuffed raven, Crenshaw is the last “surviving” bird in Bran’s avian taxidermy collection.

Crossroad

A moment in time in which the threads of time are so tangled that no one can see which way the result will go.

Curse-Eater

A strange cult built on the concept that eating artefacts of power extends lives, grants power, and gives wisdom.

Dis

Death’s little sister, she is one of the ancient race of beings known as gods.

Dragons

Some of the most dangerous beings among the Mythos, and not just because of physical size and strength.

Echostone

There are only six left, and Bran – a legendary collector – has two of them. One is Cassandra, the doomed prophetess from ancient Greece.

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