They had found a valley of skeletons.
The room itself was a wonder. It was a vast bowl of a cavern room, twice as long as it was wide. Godfingers of light streamed down from holes in the cavern ceiling hundreds of feet overhead.
They stopped by one of the beasts, its shoulder was taller then them, its great skull even higher, and above it all spread a set of antlers that seemed massive in comparison even to the giant skeleton. It was beautiful.
There were many. But to look at them was to see beyond them, and to see beyond them was to be dazzled again by this spectacle of bones.
Their awe made this place not only magical, their wonder made it holy.
The beasts woke. The stags and the horses, the lions and the hawks, the goats and the unicorns, and the creatures they could not name.
Every creature was alive and more
beautiful than anything they could have ever imagined. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀•●💐●•
Extract from Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater.
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