A short story prequel to Joy Dramargon’s dark fantasy novel, Scarifice - The Prophecy.
The Djinn live at the dawn of time, creatures of fur and scales and feathers. They walk upright, they speak… they command magic. The seven tribes exist in a cycle of war and blood. Hate is their spur, more so when Men swarm the Earth.
The world of Men enchants the Jinn tribe, which leads them to mate with human women. They create the first hybrids; part human, part beast.
But the races of Djinn and Men are not alone. There is a terrible force known as Usdilish, The Void, or The Other Place. This hell with three names seeks to restore balance. To do this, it will destroy the hybrids… and those who created them.
Many battles have brought the Djinn to the brink of extinction, yet the births of the hybrids may succeed. With nowhere to hide, the tribes must unite if they are to survive the coming purge.