From publisher blurb:
In The Black Monk, Ignorant Sun the characters live in a desolate, but vibrant world where time seems to have lost meaning. Living for decades, perhaps longer, in isolation from others, the people of Thornwood work and live their lives in blissful ignorance of any danger. Or aging. Or death.
People can come and go as they please, but why would they want to. Thornwood is paradise. Granted, the Thornwood Beast haunts the forest just outside the village. But if you avoid the forest, you’re fine. No harm can come to those who just do their work and enjoy the fruits of eternity.
But stories spread of a mysterious figure known as the Black Monk traveling the countryside. Sometimes his visits bring sickness. Other times redemption. No one has ever heard of him before, so these are obviously rumors. Who would dare interrupt paradise?
Why is the sun fading?