Phantoms walk at Noon by amarys
The rim of the sun slide from behind Oceanus. Light spilled across the dunes. The Avarclon gave a low moan of despair. His eyes were dull and glazed. His flesh shrank and melted beneath the skin. Aeriel could see his bones.
'What is it?' she cried softly. 'What is happening?'
The starhorse moaned again and shuddered. 'Avaric!' he cried.
(From 'The Darkangel' by Meredith Ann Pierce ^_^ )