The Minders: People in gray jackets and brass-and-smoked-glass goggles who sneak along the dreamways, making no sounds, taking memories, dreams, and desires to sell in the Shadow Market.
The Shadow Market: A marketplace set up Elsewhere where the Minders sell things. The buildings are ramshackle, crooked, and much too close together, as though they're conspiring and whispering to one another. Marshall, Carter and Dark have agents here. You can buy many things here, and you can lose even more.
There's a house in Nebraska where it's never midnight.
And what to say at close of day, as I bow my head?
The flowers bloom before the tomb of these, the righteous dead.