The Butchers, The Menders
Those who bargain with butchers never return.
Dalen lives in a land crisscrossed with interconnecting rivers, both above-ground and underground. When his sister goes missing, mere days before her intended marriage, Dalenâ€™s family assumes that she drowned.
But the truth is far stranger than that.
Narea, the daughter of a neighboring family, claims she hears his sisterâ€™s voice emanating from a sinkhole in her room, and that she is alive. Dalenâ€™s sister has bargained with butchers, a half-forgotten race that lives in the riversâ€™ depths. With the help of a magic onion, Dalen sets out to find her. But in order to do so, he must make his own bargainsâ€¦