**Prologue***The year was 2050.*When Alyn Winters was just five years old, the ominous shadow of war loomed over the world. It marked the onset of the Third World War, an event that the United Nations had desperately tried to prevent but couldn't. Nearly the entire globe became embroiled in the conflict. The West found itself in fierce battles with Russia (and the remnants of Ukraine), China asserted its control over Taiwan, Palestine vanished from the geopolitical map, and India relinquished its northern territories to both Pakistan and China. North Korea stood as the sole Korea, and the once-unified NATO had dissolved.At that pivotal moment, Alyn and her family were in France, and she, being the second-born, was merely a five-year-old navigating a world thrust into chaos. Tragically, she lost her entire family in a bombing orchestrated by Korea, targeting the entirety of the EU. Alyn, along with her elder brother who was fortunately at school during their parents' demise, became part of the unfortunate civilian casualties.Similarly, Ryan Philips, the grandson of Leah Philips and a close friend of Alyn's grandfather, Ashton Winters, shared a parallel fate. Alyn and Ryan had been good friends until the age of five and six, respectively. The bombing claimed both of their families, leaving them orphaned. However, their paths diverged afterward – Ryan found a new home with his aunt in London, while Alyn sought solace with her grandparents in Paris. The two childhood friends, united by tragedy, unknowingly embarked on separate journeys, never crossing paths again.*Present year - 2071***Author's Note:** *Welcome to the unfolding narrative! Please immerse yourself in the story and the intricate lives of our protagonists. It's essential to note that the given backdrop is inspired by real-world problems, and the events depicted herein are speculative and not intended to mirror reality. And, just so you know, the UN is very competent!**Enjoy the journey!*
Axton Riley is the runt of his distinguished military family, considered to be the least gifted member. After graduating the officer academy, he's assigned to lead a small frontier battalion. However, after a civil war breaks out, this small battalion becomes an essential force and could be the difference between victory or defeat in the war.
There are things that no one was meant to see, and darkness that should never have been given living form.
"That the world is coming to an end has long since been a dead issue. Everyone has heard of it. Those who have seen it know what the truth is, those who haven't either believe it or not. Either way, no one really cares. We shattered reality itself to shards, but even the apocalypse could not make a difference. Those who are lucky enough to live well don't care about other people's misery or how the world collapses, not even if their own children will have nothing to inherit but ashes and fear, and no matter how much power they have, they only use it for their own benefit, while bringing suffering to others. And the worst is, no matter what nightmarish old or new ideologies they use to justify their deeds, the flock will follow. In the end, the story is always the same."
This is the story of a broken world haunted by the deepest horrors of the human soul, relentless persecution and superstitious hatred, a fanatic war against everything that is not human, and the damned who oppose and never yield to fate. This is not a fairytale.
What to expect:
A deep dark medieval high-fantasy with elves, dwarves, fairies and demons, magic and swords, romance and hatred, and a post-apocalyptic world. This is not a fanfiction of any sort, it's an original story that popped out from my head, and it's very dear to me. I am really happy if you find it worth reading!
Please read the short "Good to know" chapter before you dive in!
Part 8 of the "Sign of the Timez" Series.Now I was sent to Nazi Germany where I had to live with the most evil person in History. Could I turn a blind eye to all the evil or try to change Hitler? I was also in the middle of a war. How would I ever survive this era?
Ink stains the hands of the innocent poet as blood stains that of the war-painted soldier. And one timid poet now hallucinates the blood on his hands.Stryathe is a young and little-known poet. When a cambion and orc knock on his door and offer him a role as Warren-General, he's confused, and tempted to politely decline-but they have something to hold against him, something would incriminate him more than being a nymphiad already does.
So he mournfully joins their cause. Strategies blur in his mind. Death toll rises.
And now Stryathe is left to consider the lives he has indirectly taken.
Mercury & Sunshine
Will see you walking around sunset
Though, you were the ghost
Came to frighten up the children
How on earth do ghosts come in the day time
To impress the wisdom
Weapons of war and all the diamonds will crumble
To see the symbol
It will be a smile at the sunset
To express salvation to the children
To pass the message to the parents
You gotta hurry to the station
To catch the passenger
Who carrying the pack of the future
Mark it as
It’s Nothing but the imagination
This was the day the world fell into darkness. The day all humanity knew was twisted and contorted into something unstable and evil. The Capital city of this dark time Ōkoku was a town like others where the people lived their daily lives but this night was the night all would become none of what it once was. On a nearby boat fishermen were doing their job trying to catch big fish for the city and their own families so they could make their living and be done with it. But one fisherman spotted something across the sea. It was getting closer and closer, a creature at sea and it was speeding across the water as if it were on land! The men shouted at each other to ready the guns and cannons as they began firing at the beast; the bullets and cannonballs bounced off like pellets. The demon charged lightning in its mouth and fired out a blast setting the ship ablaze and leaping over it rushing into Ōkoku, burning and killing civilians. Just as that demon entered Ōkoku other demons began to follow shortly. They all rushed into the city, birdlike creatures flew in and fired waves after waves of searing flame down onto the city, torching people. Demons ran through the streets eating people, swallowing their souls and breaking buildings as their commander made himself known among all the chaos.
"Such beautiful suffering, I can't believe it has finally come, to think I almost missed the end of the world. Such pure pure ecstasy." His wings spread as he motioned for all the demons under his command to attack.
"The demons have shown themselves to the world, now we have no reason to hide ourselves. Kill as many as you can without worry of being spotted." A man's voice echoed through the heads of many. A man stood on a roof with his rifle aimed at the lion looking beast that destroyed and killed those people at the harbor. He lined up his shot and took fire, sending the beast flying and crashing down dead. A comrade of his used her Naginata to cut the legs off of one of the many giant demons before spinning around and slashing its head clean off. Another warrior tossed his chain onto the wing of a flying demon, sinking the blade in using the momentum of the demon's flight he launched into the air, zipped around, and came down slicing its back open, killing it in a single strike. It came down with a screech crashing to the ground as the man landed on it. These were the rays of hope that these citizens needed, allies who were just as powerful if not more powerful than the demons. So much so they could be considered demons themselves but not just any demons. These were The Fiends, Demons who kill Demons! They came in full force following the orders from their capital, known as the Divine Mountain. They all stood together strong and with wills unbendable and emotions incorruptible and with them came their captain. A warrior who graduated to the top of the Divine Mountain in mere weeks, a record unheard of by any Fiends known to record. Known as "The Tyrant Of The Battlefield", they called him a Warlord and One Of The Divine Mount's Greatest Fiends.
"You," he sighed, "I think you are the one, the incarnation of Divine Ladyship the Courteous Maiden."
Siya was just a simple girl. Her life revolved around homework, parents, school, and friends. That was until she started having strange nightmares about a man. It couldn't be so important. It was just her dream. However, her life takes a whole new turn after she meets the man she saw in her dreams. She discovers she isn't what she thinks she is at all. She is a werewolf. At least, that's what they told her.
Trapped in a dystopian labor camp, Zeiss endures a life stripped of hope and dignity. But when an unexpected meteor obliterates the camp's desolate landscape, it sets off a series of inexplicable events that plunge Zeiss into a riveting mystery.
I am releasing a 10 chapter season of ATDF. Stay tuned for chapter 3, coming soon… :)
It is a world of both machine-guns and magic, and it is a world at war.
One soldier – a powerful mage – believes she can turn the tide of the war with knowledge and experience from another world.
Is one soldier enough to re-write history? Or will fate prove too strong an adversary?
Daphne Yalle: When the great nation Neptune invades her land, Daphne's peaceful life soon changes drastically. And because she is a Neptunian-Plutonian - owns the same ethnicity as the Neptune invader country - Pluto residents hate her ethnicity very much it leads to a provoking conspiracy that traps her and her entire ethnic group as genocide victims. Fortunately, at the last moment, she was saved by Stairmount Rivers, one of the lecturers at her university. Stairmount's heroic actions immediately make Daphne fall in love with Stairmount, without realizing that the mysterious quiet man holds many secrets, some of which are even very dark and have the potential to bring Daphne to the deepest scrap of affliction.
Stairmount "Schynn" Rivers: As a citizen of Jupiter descended from Saturn Country, it is very awkward for Stairmount as he can live legally in Pluto, especially since Pluto is in war. Yet, maybe he must be grateful for this 'awkward' destiny - so that he can save Daphne, that beautiful girl who captures his heart for the first time in his life. His deep love for her even leads him to be willing to risk his own life to save her. But the price for this love is too dreadful, as to pay for the consequence, he is then forced to sin against the land of his ancestors - with the lives of the people he loves as the captive to force him committing this unforgivable sin.
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, countries, ethnic names, institutions, agencies, organizations, business, as well as the events, issues, and incidents produced from those matters above are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, issues, and incidents is purely coincidental.
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Gözlerin, karanlığı derinlemesine aramakta, öyle değil mi? Hafifçe titreyen narin parmaklarınla bu kanlı sayfaları çevirmen, karanlıkta kaybolmanın cazibesine kapılmana neden olmuş olabilir. Gözlerindeki derinliklerdeki ışıltıyı hissedebiliyorum. Ancak bu ince, çelimsiz parmakları bu kanlı sayfalara dayamadan önce, düşünmelisin. Belki de bu dünyanın kapılarından geçip, gözlerini bilinmeyenin karanlığına açmak istiyorsun, başka bir dünyada soluklanmak istiyorsun. Ya da belki de tanrıların bile korktuğu, savaşların destansı dansını izlemek istiyorsun. Sonsuz şiddetin ve iyi ile kötü arasındaki mücadelenin kan gölüne dönüştüğü bu denizde yelken açmayı hayal ediyorsun. Dikkatli olmalısın, bu karanlık sular seni kolayca yutabilir. Hatırlaman gereken bir şey var, bu yolculuk bedel gerektirir. Cesaretini topla ve bizimle kahramanlığa doğru adım at. Kan ve intikamın kesiştiği bu yolda, acıyı kucaklamak zorundasın. Şu an bile kan kokusu burnuna dolmuş olmalı. Belki de son kez kahkahaların tadını çıkarıyorsun. Karanlığın zifiri koynuna kendini bırakmaya hazır mısın? Elbette, dönüş yolun her zaman açık, ama bu yol bir kahraman için bir kaçış değildir. Kahramanlığın eşiğinde tereddüt mü ediyorsun? Şimdi, sefil gözlerin karanlıktan titriyor, parmakların hala çekingen. İçini yılan gibi saran, doyumsuz korku, geri dönmeyi düşünmeni sağlayabilir. Bu kanlı sayfaları sadece soğuk çelikten cesur yürekler yazabilir. Korkaklığa gözlerini kapatmalısın. Gözlerin titriyor, değil mi? Her adımda gölgeler daha da yaklaşıyor hissediyorsun. Zaman, okuyucunun lehine işlemiyor. Karanlığın sınırları her an biraz daha genişliyor. Artık kararını vermenin zamanı geldi. Eline aldığın kılıcı kana bulamaya hazır olmalısın. Bu kanlı sayfaları çevirmeye ve bu karanlık dünyayı merhametsizce sarsmaya hazır mısın?