Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes;
Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears.
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.
Romeo. Romeo and Juliet, Act One, Scene One
A Tale of Love. And Love Lost. Book Five of the Princess Tara Chronicles, Part Two of the Kālarātri or Black Night Trilogy. Coming This Fall: