Gaius Mercurius lives in the strongest city of its time, Rome. Like many other young men coming of age, he dreads the dull choices placed before him. But as death strikes his family and friends, Gaius must overcome his mundane fears to discover why the ghosts have come . . . and how to escape the madness that the phantoms haunting him bring.
Mother of Ghosts
Book 1 in the Mania series
by Wynn Mercere
One had a fleshy palm, but only hard knucklebones on the back of her hand. Elbows poked out, ribs stood like proud ladder rungs leading to her breasts, and Gaius suddenly realized that she danced not in the water, but upon it.