Magic is real, but it turns out the stories were not completely right.
In the Kingdom of Hreyn, Ollo has managed to scrape by with minimal effort in life, unable to find joy in work or love. One day, however, he meets a strange traveler that needs his help. In exchange, the stranger agrees to teach him about the mystic art of binding - the magic of legends. From that moment on, nothing will ever be the same.
"The Bonds of Time" is the first book in the "Everwander Chronicles" by Keith Daniels.
The time has come. King Jameson arrives on the Continent to seal his union with his betrothed, Queen Taresa. The marriage will unite the two most powerful kingdoms of Afari: Marland and Ibia. What’s more, Jameson will be able to start his family, to carry on the legacy of Kin Saliswater.
The gravity of such a regal union is not lost on the four Saliswater quadruplets – Symon, Dawkin, Ely, and Gerry – who continue their clandestine ruse as King Jameson. Their lifelong secret continues to serve them well, right up to the exchange of wedding vows . . .
Then chaos ensues. The end of a fragile peace begins.
Kin Saliswater – and soon the whole of Marland – find themselves embroiled in attacks and insurrections, which rise and fall without provocation or warning. The brothers suspect a sinister plot connects all these seemingly random events, but with enemies too numerous to count, none can determine the true source.
With danger looming at every corner of their nation, the highest authorities in Marland convene to formulate a response. In the guise of King Jameson, the four arrive at the gathering . . . Where they encounter a force determined to end them all.
Ishwar Hegadi once thought everything in life was predetermined; that if he struggled against fate, things would only take a bad turn. So he set aside everything he wanted to become the model Prince of Haglendi Kingdom his father wanted him to be. Who would have known that things would suddenly fall into chaos and that he, would have to fight against fate for his kingdom?
"A Guardian who's told he's the heir,
the chosen one with all the answers,
a world who's memories are altered
and the Slaad lords that bring war."
Rickalas, thought it would be another ordinary boring day to be a Guardian when he along with his fellow Guardians arrived at Mallace. He was very wrong. An unknown force sent him to the forgotten city of Hydra and there he stumbled upon an ancient tomb of a Slaad lord. He accidentally unlocked. Curiosity got the best of his fear as he pushed deep inside. Unknowingly he awoke one of the most vicious and cruel Slaad lords in Azurdenean history. Their chance encounter broke an illusion that altered many peoples memories.
Not before he awoke the Slaad lord, Rickalas took a ring that was stolen from him. How it was inside a tomb sealed for thousands of years was beyond him. Caleb after rescuing him from the Slaad lord explained the ring belonged to the king of the Azzard a line that was broken nine hundred years ago. With all these events confusing Rickalas, Caleb advises that he seeks out the chosen one of old. One who may hold all the answers. Unknowingly to everyone that he walks amongst them all hiding in plain sight.
Desperate for answers the Guardians turn to King Tirian of Fasingworld who advises them to speak to the oldest known man in the Azzard, Scabies Thesulac. The Slaad lords were on the move, plotting and planning. The world wasn't prepared for the return of Azurdenea's ancient enemy. War was coming. Death was coming. The nothing, was coming. The One'being had sent its legions to help his minions the Slaads and the Guardians experience their greatest pain when one of their own betrays them.
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Zefra is a shrine keeper in the capital city of Ehram. Far away from home, she devotes her time to the shrines of the gods. But there is trouble brewing. The Kingdom of Ehlil has turned its back on the gods, and the Glassmakers have grown their influence. Their wonders provide a distraction from bigger problems, and the gods grow displeased by their influence.
Aspects of Sand is a fantasy novel written for Camp NaNo in April 2021. This is the first version of it, pre-revision. I started writing two days early, on March 30, to give myself some room so that what you're reading isn't a rough first draft so much as a story revisited after a couple days of consideration, but there will still be a lot of rough edges.
This year's theme is zombies, though it's technically optional. You'll find that Aspects of Sand is a traditional fantasy story with zombies, but it's not focused on the overt horror elements of zombie fiction so much as using them as a story tool. I'm also not much for gore, so expect the zombie scenes to be "mild" compared to what you might see elsewhere.
I'm working from an outline that has a more or less cover-to-cover complete plot, so I expect to complete Aspects of Sand within the month (or at least be over the 50,000 word threshold to be called a novel), but remember that what you're seeing isn't a finished novel. Although this is the first novel I'm making publicly available, it is actually my third novel.
If you have questions or feedback, leave them in comments! I'm writing this very quickly and many things have probably escaped my notice. I'll also be updating my blog (available through my profile) every Friday with an overview of my progress and a reflection on my work.
A world divided sharply between low and high deck citizens.
An alien race is introduced to thwart the balance.
PART 1: THE L. D. ANGELS
The sole survivor from a winged race attempts to expose the Nobles' schemes and thus this reason, forms the L. D . Angels terrorist group.
The Raven Unkindness, Book #1
Marsy remembers being born, Marsy remembers dying. Marsy does not remember the time in between.
When a young adrenaline-seeking Slayer, Johnna Ravenna, pulls a strange creature from the ruins of an ancient building, she knows she's in over her head. But what's an adventure without stakes? Still, taking the creature known as Marsy proves to paint a brighter target on her back than she can handle. A mystery enemy attacks from the shadows; a stranger demands custody of Marsy; and amidst it all Johnna is trying her best to keep a step ahead of her school's overbearing Dean.
The answers to all her problems may lay in Marsy's shrouded past. Unfortunately, despite their otherwise perfect memory, Marsy remembers only scraps of life before their first death.
In a medieval land four identical brothers, in the guise of one prince, battle a mysterious evil. A riveting tale of fantasy and adventure, Kinghood follows the secret lives of quadruplets Symon, Dawkin, Ely, and Gerry. Since birth, they have taken turns serving as their island’s monarch-in-waiting, Prince Jameson. Through careful planning, they have managed to cultivate the image of a perfect royal, a rising star within their kingdom. Handsome. Strong. Intelligent. Charismatic. A natural-born leader. But such an icon has come at a cost. The alliance between brothers is fragile and taut, with each different in personality and ambition, eager to make their own mark on the world. In the midst of this darkness and intrigue, their father the king is assassinated. Chaos ensues. Allies talk of usurping the throne while murderers and plotters seem to stalk every corner. Forced to put aside their differences, the brothers unite to face their enemies and rise as one.
Despite years and years of conflict, and deaths reaching beyond what the mind can even fathom, the world continues to wage war amongst themselves. Those in power seem to wish for peace but are not willing to give any concessions to do so. The nations of the world, such as Tufe; a nation with infinite spells to victory, Rikta; a nation able to bend the elements to their will, and Oslionia; whose ingenuity is their source of pride, each feel as if they still have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
The seemingly impossible question then for this world is has become this; Can a world that seems to be built on war, find peace?
Welcome to the Sobosian Universe where many a creature is cherished. This compendium of short stories comes from countless people, whether they be human or something else entirely. Come learn about the many happenings of the realms therein. 🌍
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Ressi and Kiran Victor are tasked with being official guardians of young Princess Martina Garamond of Stornval. Little did they know, years later, their job would entail a lot more than protection.
Two different summaries:
1. Eighteen-year-old Rayne Hill has been gifted with a painting at a local garage sale. At first the piece draws her in like a moth to a flame. Yet as she continues to stare, her skin tingles with anticipation. She regards the canvas with caution, but gratefully accepts it. On the same day, unbeknownst to Rayne, something sinister spills from the painting. This leaves her orphaned and left in the care of other relatives. Months after the strange deaths of her parents, Rayne must face the painting head on-but in this case, she steps too close. The painting is in fact a portal guarded by ancient forces for a millennium. Rayne finds herself in the hands of an unlikely ally, and must trust his guidance to bring back the balance between the two worlds.
2. I am starting to feel something for him, something powerful and alive. It is making home in my chest, like embers of ash being relit, and small flames are starting to grow. I turn to look at him, and it is like I am seeing him for the first time. He is beautiful. So beautiful I can't describe it.