Did You Know?

Darkness plays a central role in Heritage of Darkness. Here's what one character, Edwina Ree, tells Chloe on a dark December evening.

"Have you heard of morkemakten? It refers to the power of darkness. Our ancestors believed that evil forces were present during these dark days."

Chloe asks "Evil forces...?"

"Oskorei - a group of malevolent spirits that haunt winter-time skies. Too wicked for heaven, they were doomed to roam for all eternity. They descended on farms and villages, howling like a blizzard wind and playing cruel tricks. Oskorei might defile a year's worth of new-brewed beer, or run horses until they dropped from exhaustion, or strike down anyone foolish enough to venture out alone in the dark of a December night."