“Old Script” by aeFusion on Deviantart

If you’re reading this, you might have had me autograph a book for you and seen me write “Aeo leywa ai shea” inside. You might have squinted at it and walked away, thinking, Oooookay… she’s crazy.

Well, I am crazy, but I’m not batty enough to write complete gibberish inside my books. It’s only mostly gibberish! The meaning of the phrase is explained inside the book, but I’ll spill the beans for ya.

In the world of Alani, Aeo leywa ai shea is from the Ancient language. It’s a common phrase that Followers of the creator god, Aeo, use when saying goodbye. It means, “God be with you and protect you.”