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  1. M

    Help with portal fantasy YA

    I'm writing my first fantasy YA which is a portal-based fantasy that takes the protagonist from our real world into the fantasy world. I'm wondering if anyone can help me decide on how much of the real world should I mention when the protagonist is in the fantasy world. More specifically will...
  2. Sarah.moore

    I'm reading The cruel prince ...

    Hi guys So I'm reading this book name The cruel prince by holy black . Its a first of three books . I read the first one and except this main guy character prince cardan i didn't like the rest so much . I mean the world is kind of messy , its kind of a fairy world which i think needs a lots of...
  3. Chapter Sixteen- Blood and Snow Pt. 2

    Chapter Sixteen- Blood and Snow Pt. 2

    When Kallus woke up, he saw a pair of shiny blue eyes staring at him. For a moment he thought they were Lanara's eyes, but these were more gentle, carrying a hint of sorrow. "Calda?" Kallus touched his aching head, wincing at the sting. In Calda's hand was a glass vial. Her graceful arm reached...
  4. Chapter Sixteen- Blood and Snow Pt. 1

    Chapter Sixteen- Blood and Snow Pt. 1

    Naelen walked alongside his father. The ground was slushy beneath them as they traveled along the footpath. They were both carrying sacks of provisions with them, foods and goods alike. They were a kilometer away from home and hearth, and they both longed for the warmth of indoors. But Kallus...
  5. Chapter Thirteen- A Gentle Warning

    Chapter Thirteen- A Gentle Warning

    Ashlyn paced about the meadow, growing determined. “There has to be something I can do to help,” she said. “I am not the telepath Lothira is, but I can read you.” Damien scoffed at the idea. “After how much it hurt for Lothira to read me, I’ll pass. Can we get out of this place? I’m hungry.”...
  6. Chapter Twelve- The Heart of Gumber

    Chapter Twelve- The Heart of Gumber

    10 May Ashlyn walked in front of Damien within the woods. The forest was thick around them. The air was more humid toward the center of Gumber. Here, every living thing was old and wild. The trees poked the sky, the birds' songs laid a blanket over the area. Despite the cooing of birds and the...
  7. Chapter Eleven- One Year Later

    Chapter Eleven- One Year Later

    Gumber- year 463 19 May Damien threw a bucket of used water onto the grass as he had done many times. The backyard of the manor sat several yards behind him. Damien loved going beyond the property limits. Out here, the forest was open and wild. Here, there were no footpaths that attracted...
  8. Chapter Ten- Finding Humor

    Chapter Ten- Finding Humor

    Nihilan refused to meet his father's eyes. He knew he had done wrong, and the worst part was having to face Kallus. The two of them were standing in the library of the house. Despite how open the room was, it attracted the least amount of traffic. Kallus stood in front of his son, waiting for...
  9. Chapter Eight- The Perfect Shape

    Chapter Eight- The Perfect Shape

    Damien sat with Kallus' family at supper. The dining room of the manor was ornate, complete with its own chandelier. Candles were placed along the table as well, glinting off the expensive dinnerware. Tonight was what Kallus and Lanara deemed to be a special occasion. They prepared a...
  10. Chapter Seven- Worthy and Willing

    Chapter Seven- Worthy and Willing

    15 September Kallus went up to Calda’s door and knocked. When she opened, she knew instantly the reason he was there. With a sullen face she said, “I can go get him for you.” Kallus waited on her well-kept porch. A few minutes later, Calda appeared again with Ashlyn and Damien both gathering...
  11. Chapter Six- A Favor

    Chapter Six- A Favor

    Kallus hauled a heavy anvil to his basement. He was careful not to let it crush his toes as he placed it down on the stone floor. The anvil sat a few feet away from a burning forge fire with a low flame. A set of work tools hung beside it along the wall, ready to be used. Setting up an at-home...
  12. Chapter Four- The Tribunal

    Chapter Four- The Tribunal

    13 September In the morning, Damien woke to the smell of freshly cooked food. The enticing scent of fatty meats and hot biscuits made his stomach groan. He was not expecting such rich food here in elven land, but he could get used to it. After dressing, he came out of his room to find Ashlyn...
  13. Chapter Three- Into the Calm

    Chapter Three- Into the Calm

    12 September "Your mentor didn't seem happy to let you go," Damien said as he trotted along beside Ashlyn. He never had the privilege of riding his own horse before, and he was still getting used to staying in the saddle. The day was ideal for travel. The air was cool without being chilly...
  14. Chapter Two- What makes a Friend?

    Chapter Two- What makes a Friend?

    "Absolutely not," Annael said upon hearing Ashlyn's preposterous idea. "We are not going to take him back with us to the Academy." She and Ashlyn now stood on an ornate stone balcony with the city streets of Tauros several layers below them. The day was still young, a beautiful, crisp morning...
  15. Chapter One- The Boy

    Chapter One- The Boy

    Part I The Ruins of Githal – Year 1464 27 August Dust and brick. All around, destruction stretched as far as the eye could see. Three weeks ago, Githal was a glorious citadel that took up a third of the western region, now it was laid to ruin. Buildings lay torn upon the ground, the dark...
  16. Prologue

    Prologue

    The Heart of Gumber - Year 1451 2 April A baby's cry rang about the glistening trees. The sky was lit with dawn that broke through the canopy of leaves. In the heart of Gumber was a meadow that danced with blossoming flowers. The music of frogs, bugs, and birds came together as a chorus...
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