Rain Music

There’s magic in the forest and it sings . . .

Truman Starkey heard it once, there in the ancient rain forest. A song that could raise the dead, a song that could bend time to its will. A song that might finally solve the puzzle of what Truman has lost—his ability to compose music.

But every magic needs fuel, and this magic, this song, demands a soul, a heart, or the most dangerous drug ever invented: Moss.

Kat Gregory is a bar singer who hopes there’s no such thing as destiny, because if she can’t change hers, someone’s going to die. She knows. It's happened before. Kat must risk her mind and soul on Moss, and on a man she’s never met.

Joel Hines knows he can thwart his destiny if he can just bring his mother back from the dead. To do it, he needs more of the Moss that has warped him into a mage of terrifying power. That means hunting down Kat. He’ll torture and kill anyone who gets in his way.

What Truman doesn’t know is that the mysterious song in the rain found him for a reason. His true destiny is to compose the music that will defeat the mage.

If only Kat can find him.
If only Hines doesn’t find them first.
If only Truman trusts in destiny . . .

Cover Art by Nikki Rossignol


This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, November 2021

Distributed by Fairwood Press
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Printed in the United States of America

ISBN-13: 978-1-933846-14-9

Copyright © 2021 Patrick Swenson

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.

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Electronic version by Baen Books