A finger on my eye, lifting the lid. Light spearing into my brain, but the touch is worse. Despair leaks from the fingertips and burns into me.
Most people have six limited senses.
But after a freak accident, Alyzon Whitestarr finds her senses growing. She hears and sees and smells things no one else can detect.
She begins to smell something truly terrible; a sickness of the spirit infecting some people, leading them to violence and destruction. It is only as she strives to discover its origin that she realises the infection is targeting people she loves, and that it is aware.