The A Geography of Haarth post series is exploring the full range of locales and places from The Wall of Night world of Haarth. Each entry is accompanied by a quote from either The Heir Of Night or The Gathering Of The Lost, or both.
This week the series remains focused on places beginning with the letter “T”. It’s also our third week of temples.
Temple Of Night: the main temple precinct of the Keep of Winds, comprising temples to all nine Derai gods, but primarily dedicated to the god Mhaelanar, the Defender.
“She was right, Kalan thought, but he still loathed the turn his life had taken. The House of Blood was the most extreme of the warrior orders, exiling all but a bare minimum of those with the old powers—usually to one of the priestly Houses. There were days when Kalan was grateful that the Temple of Night had been short of novices and so he was still part of the forbidden warrior world, even at a distance. But at times like this it made his lot seem that much harder.”
~ from © The Heir Of Night, The Wall of Night Book One: Chapter 3 — Whispers in the Dark
“Darksworn, he thought, and felt the familiar insect crawl along his spine, although he had never resisted the knowledge that there might be Derai amongst the Swarm in the same way Malian had. Perhaps because Brother Belan had told him the story when he first arrived in the Temple of Night, and the crazy old man had seemed like his only friend at that time.”
~ from © The Gathering Of The Lost, The Wall of Night Book Two: Chapter 42 — Rites of Honor