A thousand years ago the Sisterhood fled patriarchy. They escaped to start life anew in their promised land.
Tulian of the Thistle might well be a child, but she knows the story as well as any Older Sister. Her ancestors took the slow road, and while they dreamed aboard their sleeper ships the Imperial Combine developed the means to leap across vast tracts of space. Cities greeted the Sisters when they finally reached Stoneclaw: cities of indescribable wonder and infinite sorrow, filled with the same kind of people who drove her clan to exile themselves.
Never go to the cities, the Older Sisters say.
Today though is no ordinary day: it is the day of the Pilgrimage. Breaking taboos is a game to Tulian, and rules or not she is determined to discover what the Pilgrimage truly entails. But what she learns will change her perception of the Sisterhood forever, and nothing can prepare her for the threat which is about to arrive.
For it is a foe beyond even patriarchy. And it could destroy everyone on the surface of Stoneclaw; Sisters and Imperials alike.
The Granite Whistle will be the second of two "war stories" expanding the events of The Ravening Deep.
Position in Series...
This is the second novella supporting the Great War of the Shaeld series. It is one of two war stories which expand The Ravening Deep.