A strange beast from the dark places of the world stalks the night and the creatures of faerie are scared. They have lived around the river since the time before time existed. Quiet creatures, timid and fearful, silent in the night but happy in their nocturnal existence, peace and happiness was drawn from them by the "Dread" and replaced by a creeping fear. Each and every one of the fae knew that they would become, dinner, for the beast. They had only one hope, a human, husband to the sprite that was the river itself. He must slay or persuade the beast to head North into the cold wastes where it belongs. A novella from the pen of Raymond Walker, author of "The Secret Inside" and "He, who is Lost"