The Iceweaver : John Frayne gained a fortune but lost two families in his years spent in the West. Now, in January 1809, he has returned to New Forgne in the state of New York to reclaim his father's confisicated lands and the affection of an abondoned son. Upon his arrival, he witnesses a disturbing series of occurences near the ruins of his family home. A greiving young woman in ragged clothes slides a wrapped body through a hole in the frozen surface of the Bay of Spirits. Soon after, she is set upon by a trio of thugs-and only through Frayne's timely intervention does she escape an outrage worse than the one she has already endured.