Tessa thought of her dream.
She took a deep breath. She did not know if what she was about to do was possible, or simply madness. As Amaros raised her with his hands, she closed her mind, reaching into the clockwork angel. She tumbled for a moment through dark space, and then a gray limbo, seeking that light, that spark of spirit, that life -
And there it was, a sudden blaze, a bonfire, brighter than any spark she had seen before. She reached for it, wrapping it about herself, coils of white fire that burned and scorched her skin. She screamed aloud-