While many clairvoyants view their abilities as a gift, a common saying in the syndicate is "the æther takes as often as it gives." All the voyants pay a price for their connection to the spirit world. For example, Paige gets nosebleeds and bouts of fatigue. Nick gets migraines. Eliza loses control over her body when she is possessed by a spirit.
Types of Clairvoyance
The word clairvoyance comes from the French words clair, meaning "clear" and voyance, meaning "vision." Thus, the word clairvoyance means "clear vision."
- The Song Rising: page 162