Echoes of the Rising
Manual of Celestial Whispers
These thick tomes come in a variety of shapes and sizes but all function similarly. Contained within each is a powerful magical effect which harnesses the knowledge of souls past. If anyone reads this book, which takes a total of 48 hours over a minimum of 6 days, she gains an inherent bonus from +1 to +5 (depending on the type of manual) to an ability score of the readers choice. Once the book is read, the magic disappears from the pages and it becomes a normal book.
These books have many names, mostly owing to their unique properties. No two people read the same title when viewing the cover or contents of these tomes. The titles, chapters, and words are unique and individually tailored to the reader. Additionally, any intelligent creature is capable of reading one of these tomes even if illiterate.