Authors: Bisi Leyton
(A Wisteria Novel)
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I cannot imagine a world without you.
You give me counsel and advice
While your heart is large and kind,
And your joyful excitement about me just makes me happy.
You’ve never grown tired of my late night calls and insecurities
And you are all always super excited to see and hear from me.
I thank God for brothers like you.
I dedicate this to you.
ALSO BY BISI LEYTON
Wisteria (Wisteria Series #1)
Myopia (Wisteria Series #2)
Paranoia (Wisteria Short Story #2.5)
Aporia (Wisteria Series #3) – Coming Soon
GLOSSARY OF TERM
A black orb used by the Family, to generate power and heat.
A human infected with Nero’s Disease. Biters are extremely violent and only eat the flesh of healthy humans
also called the infected, fleshers, and flesh eaters
: The wisteria plant, also called
by the Family.
A detached faycard that is placed and embeds in a person, mainly Family, and can be used by the embedded to track or trace them across realms.
: See Pulse.
The prisons underneath Jarthan castle.
A brown fruit indigenous to the Family’s realm.
Small unit of the Family, traveling together.
: Euphemism for killing an infected biter.
An insult in the Dialect.
: Substance thresholds that are made of Earth.
: A spray or mist that forces Famila to regenerate.
Houses or accommodations used by the Family while on Earth.
The language spoken by the Family.
Famila infected with a condition that makes them violent and cannibalistic.
Elders: See Seven Elders.
: Title given to the Famila by the Thayns.
A Famila trained to conduct special investigations.
A member of the Family’s race.
Artifact used to communicate by the Family.
Device used by the Family to renew humans. It looks like a playing card. The faycard was a powerful focal point of the energy used by one of the Famila, also can be used for playing simple tricks on children and Terrans.
Another term for biter.
Another term for biter.
: The rite of passage every male in the Family must go through. It lasts 1,000 days.
: The lowest caste in the Family. They work with the Thayns.
The High Street:
The main business street of a town and the British version of Main Street.
The second highest caste of the Family and includes sentinels, empirics and the Lords.
: The highest caste of the Family and made up of the leaders.
: The person to whom another Famila has been pledged.
: A green ocean near the Family’s home.
A racial slur used by some Famila to insult humans. It is even more offensive than the term
To travel between realms via the thresholds.
: One of the five chief empirics in the Family.
A giant sea dragon that lives in the Jade Ocean.
: The master /mistress of a Thayn. The Famila who renewed a Thayn and to whom the Thayn is loyal.
: Famila insult.
A derogatory term for a person who is part Famila and part human.
The third highest caste of the Family.
emotional and mental bond between two people in the Family.
A sickness that causes humans to turn into biters, also called Nero plague, the madness, Nero illness.
: Red coral used by the Family that enables them to journey through thresholds without dying, as thresholds are very dangerous and will rip any traveler apart.
: Synthetic obsidian coral, deadly if used to travel through thresholds.
: A clan within the Family. There are seven Pillars in the Family. Each Pillar has four castes.
: An artifact used by the Family to conceal their dens on Earth from humans.
A mini bunker that holds one or two people.
A long term betrothal or engagement between Famila.
: A blue light that emanates for the Family. The blue light has many uses including: converting of humans to Thayns, healing the injured Family, healing humans.
: The first child and heir of a Sen.
: An insult in the Family Dialect.
: A period of long rest during which Famila heal themselves.
: The process of turning humans to Thayns.
: A white precious metal of great value to the Family.
: A strong beverage.
: A chief and head of a Family Pillar.
The spouse of a Sen.
: The daughter of a Sen.
: The son of a Sen.
The Seven Elders
: The heads of the seven Pillars of the Family also referred to as the
Seven or Elders.
(singular and plural): Tattoo-like dots on some Famila.
Equivalent to American 11
Grades. It is the combination of Year 11 and Year 12.
: What other humans call Thayns.
: What the Family calls Bean Vine.
: The Famila word for Earth.
: What the Family calls humans. It means Dirt people.
: A human who has been turned into a devoted follower of the Family by being renewed, also called
: A Gateway used by the family to travel between realms.
Means jerk or ass in the Family’s Dialect.
: English equivalent to the American 11