These pages are your link to the story of Ti’ana – known among humans as Anna – the first woman from the outside world to enter the domain of the D’ni. She wandered into a place she never should have seen, and her intelligence and wisdom surprised some. And terrified others. When one young lord befriends her, then marries her, all layers of D’ni society are shaken. But no one realizes just how deeply.
“You might remember me from school days. I realize we were not the best of friends, be we were both young then and such misunderstandings happen. Recently, however, I chanced upon a report you wrote among my father’s papers and was reminded of those unfortunate days, and it occurred to me that I might do something to attempt to reverse your poor opinion of me. If the enclosed gifts are unwelcome, please forgive me. But I hope you will accept them in the same spirit with which they are given. good luck with your explorations! Yours in friendship, Veovis.”
Aitrus looked up, astonished to see that signature at the foot of the note.
“It is from Veovis,” he said quietly. “Lord Rakeri’s son.”
“Tejara looked surprised. “Veovis is your friend, Aitrus?”
Aitrus shook his head. “No. At least, he was no friend to me at school.”
“Then these gifts are a surprise?”
“More a shock, to be honest, Guild Master. Yet people change, I suppose.”
The story begins with a mysterious people called the D’ni, drilling upward through a cavern. After an accident they decide to retreat, but not before creating an opening to the surface. The story truly begins when, on the surface, a woman named Anna and her father discover the path in the ground…