The voice was taking shape inside his mind.

Each time it spoke, Rex imagined he saw a dark form slowly growing clearer in front of him.

The Torimbalo keeps your soul rooted and whole when you die. Over time you will learn to master your new form and will be able to return to the mortal realm.

“You mean like a ghost?” Rex asked incredulously.

I mean more than mortal.

“I don’t know what that means,” said Rex, bewildered.