In this short fiction prequel to my novel in progress, an innocent young man must face an ancient evil—including an evil that has taken root inside him—and learn who he really is.
Becoming sings like a choir of angels accompanied by a wicked underlying basso sostenuto. The prose is at times spiritual and soaring, and other times evocative of unspeakable, irresistible desire.
Villyard harnesses her creativity and comprehensive knowledge of music, religion, and history to craft a story that comes alive (and unalive) on the page in ways that are moving, joyous, and tragic, and ultimately leave the reader thirsting for more.
–Cy on Goodreads