Song of Ashes
A jealous, vengeful goddess. A ruined land. A woman alone, desperate to survive.
When the goddess Kogoren was betrayed by one of her worshipers, she took out her rage on her realm. In her righteous anger, she shattered the continent, raised razor-sharp mountains from the earth, and turned clear streams into burning rivers of molten stone. Fire rained from the sky and ashes blanketed cities and fields. The eruption of the Queen's Crest, Kogoren's holy mountain, killed every one of her priests.
The world ended that day. Kogoren's people prayed. They wept. And when no help nor mercy came, they were lost.
The Cataclysm was many years ago, before Sarka was born. The broken land and the hopeless people who survived it are all Sarka has ever known. No one speaks of the goddess now; her dark legacy is a shadow over the starved realm that still bears her name, a place where the best one can hope for is to survive the day.
One day, a brush with death grants Sarka tragic clarity: if she stays in Kogoren, she will live a half-life punctuated with danger, hunger, and pain.
What if there is a world out there beyond the reach of the goddess who left her children to die?
Cover by @mahana258