They were Les Gris, the Shadow People, and are as much a part of us as we are them. As children, we talked to them, played with them and disclosed our innermost fears, secrets and dreams. They patiently listened, comforted and encouraged us. Over time, though, we outgrew our imaginary friends and forgot them. For those few who didn’t, mankind’s very existence will be determined by the strength of the bond between a small group of humans and their life-partners, Les Gris.
The Illusionist Series book 4.