LEARN ABOUT RIA'S PARENTS
Renewal and balance keeps the phoenix adapting, morphing, and recreating itself to live alongside humanity in the same ways we must acclimate to function in different stages of life and its varying incidences.
In “The Mark of the Phoenix,” Aderyn embodies this cycle: a lonely man who meets a woman, falls in love, becomes a father, and is sentenced to die. This sparks many spirals for him: one of wobbling grief; one of dark addiction; one of astonishing connections; and one of quiet enlightenment.
He’s not the only one caught in the cycle of the phoenix. The woman he impregnates has her own hidden loop, linked with their daughter through the destruction of the Atlantean gods and their home.