❝The world is a madhouse, and all the people in it are delusional and blind.❞ ☯ Thousands of years ago the Ayakashi, monsters of both beautiful and grotesque natures, were real. Thousands of years later, they continue to exist. In all this time, the Ayakashi and humans have co-existed in an uneasy alliance. Strange things begin to happen. More humans are dying at the hands of Yori Chiisai, the Lesser Ayakashi, whose strength is increasing. Oni -demons of the most frightening calibre -attack mindlessly and on a larger scale than has ever been, when they know it would spell their instant deaths. Hengen start to slowly disappear, one by one; and the Kamigami, gods who lie to preserve themselves, are withdrawing from the world they are meant to watch over. Embroiled in the turmoil are five people who each have their own pasts shrouded in secrecy and stories they do not wish to tell. At the centre of a conspiracy spanning thousands of years and worlds of which she will never be a part of is Pai, a young girl who lost the memories of three years of her life. Another of the five seeks to protect without knowing how to control the darkness in him. And one who would shroud himself in shadows of fire holds the key to the secrets of the past and the knowledge of how to unlock the door leading to the future of survival - and the answer to the question that cannot help but be asked; what changed? ☯ Note: 1. This book is unedited. 2. It is written in English 3. There are long chapters ahead. You've been warned.