The Ribbon is ageless, boundless, and undying. Its inhabitants are as diverse as they are sequestered. There are only two constants in a world where oblivion is just beyond the horizon; an uncanny reverence for the sun and the machines that provide a servant like devotion to any who ask. The Ribbon volume one collects twelve stories set in this enigmatic world of metal and light. Flashes of Lightning and Peals of Thunder are two stories that span generations of one of the most important families of the Ribbon.