Hiraeth, (pronounced [hiraɪ̯θ]), is a Welsh word that has no direct English translation. The University of Wales, Lampeter attempts to define it as homesickness tinged with grief or sadness over the lost or departed. It is a mix of longing, yearning, nostalgia, wistfulness, or an earnest desire for beloved places of the past. Oxford and Merriam Webster define Hiraeth as: (noun) “a homesickness for a home you cannot return to, or a longing for a home that never was”.
"The characters, by the way, perhaps DUE to the large amounts of texts, are extremely actualized. You soon know pretty much KNOW all the main characters in the story, most especially Dika, who is an engaging and endearing hero.
House of the Muses is a historical epic filled with love and loss, action and drama, and most importantly, characters who are worth reading.
Definitely Recommended." -- 04.23.2009 by Brian Cronin in Comic News
As work begins on the Guide to the RimWorlds, an uprising on Dorbacj IV creates a situation that the newly-crowned Queen Banara must make a decision on. Old factions are arising to create chaos against all the work of the ruling family of Waniokai. Behind the curtain, Chess and Checkmate struggle for dominance across the chessboard. The stakes: the throne of Waniokai.
“In every rise and fall of fortune, Banara always seemed to fare better than I.” In the final test of Officer's Candidate School, Najimi takes part in a training exercise to capture an opposing team. In the last leg of the test she comes to grips with someone from her past…with a grudge. When her Number #1 teammate Ax falls down a ravine, Najimi is left to face the opponent's grudge versus her own traumas and baggage in an ultimate showdown.