“Edda”, which in the favored tongue of the Kaltani of old means “great-grandmother”, is the name given to any lengthy story told from one generation to the next, usually in poetic or lyrical form. The longest connecting story is the tale of Stoik the Bard, who supposedly traveled to the Lands of Inferno that lies between the far sides of the Walls of Weltenend on the back of a magical moth of Yamato to retrieve the Mirror of Freyja to win the goddess's favor. When people generally speak of “the Kaltani Poetic Edda” in the Great Land, they generally mean this specific story, as it has actually been recorded and printed there. To the Kaltani themselves however, any poem or song of theirs that has been passed along for at least two generations is considered part of their Edda. All Edda poetry and songs begin with the same sentence: “Now sit around the fireside…”
A short story about the little girl Lyn, who lives with her uncle, an HJT ferry (a magus that protects ships), his apprentice Makani, and the mysterious Lady Wisp in a lighthouse hut on the island of Rastrowel. The first story of the Ferry Tales series.