Another tease from What We Become, this one featuring a rather one-sided conversation between the antagonist of the story and a silent Mal.
"Minds are tools and I use those tools . . . to shape the world. But you already know how minds affect the world, don't you, boy?"
Yes. Mal knew that.
A moment passed as the monster breathed.
"There is a mind out in the city. It is more powerful than any mind before. I want it."