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  • Jeryd is a rumel, a species of nonhuman that can live for hundreds of years and shares the city with humans, birdlike garuda, and the eerie banshees whose forlorn cries herald death.

    Books in the Mail (W/E 03/27/2010)

  • Meanwhile, in the city of Rhoam, a rumel woman named Jella is putting into operation a plan years in the making, a plan to avenge herself on Escha, the city which destroyed her life and that of her people.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • As far as I can tell, The Reef is set on the same world as Nights of Villjamur they share the non-human race of the rumel, but in a more distant location, maybe the other side of the world, since none of the locations in either book is mentioned in the other.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Inspector Jeryd, being a non-human rumel, often reveals keen observations of humanity while the marital troubles of his personal life interfere with his investigation of murders within the ruling Council.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Jeryd is a rumel—a longer-lived hominid race coexisting with humanity that forms the higher ranks of the judiciary and the Inquisition of Villjamur.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Booboo had a rumel, a Deceiver strangling scarf, wrapped around her mother's throat.

    Soldiers Live

  • The Deceiver who supplied the rumel, though, soon went the way of his Goddess.

    Soldiers Live

  • Wastelands: Night's Children Narayan Singh released his grip on his rumel, the consecrated killing scarf of a Strangler.

    Soldiers Live

  • The living saint of the Stranglers lost his rumel, which flew across the cellar.

    Water Sleeps

  • Then a red rumel got left behind in the killers 'haste to get away.

    Water Sleeps


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