A Tail's Misfortune

by Scott Edwards

Original ONGOING Action Drama Fantasy Psychological Female Lead Low Fantasy Magic Mythos Non-Human lead School Life Strong Lead Supernatural
Warning This fiction contains:
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For years Sora has been viciously harassed by bullies, being subject to physical, psychological, and emotional torture from middle school to high school. This, however, is going to change as Sora’s sixteenth birthday draws near; reality begins to twist as myths and legends surround her. She starts to change from a demure teenage girl to something else as she struggles to come to terms with her new transformation.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
B1 — 1. Ten Days; Free? ago
B1 — 2. Ten Days; A Small Snag ago
B1 — 3. Ten Days; New Acquaintances ago
B1 — 4. Nine Days; Out of Character ago
B1 — 5. Nine Days; New Friends and Old Enemies ago
B1 — 6. Nine Days; Odd Friends ago
B1 — 7. Nine Days; A Good Day ago
B1 — 8. Seven Days; Freak Out ago
B1 — 9. Seven Days; Demoralized ago
B1 — 10. Seven Days; Research ago
B1 — 11. Seven Days; The Fox and the Cat ago
B1 — 12. Five Days; Resigned to Fantasy ago
B1 — 13. Five Days; D And Green ago
B1 — 14. Five Days; Confrontation ago
B1 — 15. Five Days; Deserved or Extreme? ago
B1 — 16. Four Days; Angel or Trickster? ago
B1 — 17. Four Days; Am I A Monster? ago
B1 — 18. Two Days; Overwhelmed ago
B1 — 19. Two Days; Meeting ago
B1 — 20. One Day; Blackout ago
B1 — 21. One Day; Arrival ago
B1 — 22. One Day; Consultation ago
B1 — 23. One Day; Life Lesson ago
B1 — 24. One Day; Shock ago
B1 — 25. One Day; Introduction ago
B1 — 26. One Day; Tension Breaks ago
B1 — 27. One Day; Thrash ago
B1 — 28. Happy Birthday; Disbelief ago
B1 — 29. Intervention ago
Book 1 Fav. Char. End Review ago
B2 — 0. Prelude ago
B2 — 1. Caged ago
B2 — 2. Forsaken ago
B2 — 3. Deemed of Interest ago
B2 — 4. Questioned Existence ago
B2 — 5. Fascination ago
B2 — 6. Glimmer of Hope ago
B2 — 7. The Calm Before... ago
B2 — 8. Struggle ago
B2 — 9. Getting Out Of Hand ago
B2 — 10. Surprise ago
B2 — 11. Family ago
B2 — 12. Show of Power ago
B2 — 13. Preparation ago
B2 — 14. Apprehension ago
B2 — 15. Exile ago
B2 — 16. Plans Change ago
B2 — 17. Chaos ago
B2 — 18. The Eye ago
B2 — 19. Húli Jīng ago
B2 — 20. Pinned ago
B2 — 21. Change ago
B2 — 22. Reunion ago
B2 — 23. Frenzy ago
B2 — 24. Coming Clean ago
B2 — 25. Boiling Point ago
B2 — 26. Legends Collide ago
B2 — 27. Dragoons ago
B2 — 28. President and Vice-President ago
B2 — 29. Is it a Deal? ago
B2 — 30. Green Fire ago
B2 — 31. Escape ago
B2 — 32. Game Changer ago
Book 2 Fav. Char. End Review ago
B3 — 1. The Gate ago
B3 — 2. Can We Get Along? ago
B3 — 3. The Vulpes Realm ago
B3 — 4. First Impression ago
B3 — 5. Settling In ago
B3 — 6. First Trial ago
B3 — 7. Introduction To Ethics ago
B3 — 8. Yin and Yang ago
B3 — 9. Consolidation ago
B3 — 10. Thrown To The Wolves ago

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This is really really good.

A tiny bit depressing and dark but hey, it gives it some spice that make the characters seem real and arn't robots.

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The writing style of this author is superb and the grammar is perfect. I love the progression of the plot so far and it really is a frontrunner for the youth mythology category on this website.

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This is a story well done, a very enjoyable read.

The style of the story is a nice change of pace. There where stories on RR usually involve reincarnations when inducing changes on protagonists, this author uses the same concept slightly differently.

The amount of detail put into the story is good. The author has the tendency to be descriptive but doesn't go out of his way in doing so. As a reader you won't get bored by the author's writing style. Be mindful though, that occasionally sentences are repeated ever so slightly differently, but nothing to stay awake from at night.

As a reader with English as a second language, I have no complaints about the author's grammar, not necessarily because I lack it myself, but rather because there are barely any mistakes to be found, in my opinion.

The story seems quite original, although I must admit that I'm not yet far enough into the story to know that too well. As of chapter fourteen the amount of world-building is nigh non-existent.

All in all, the story set off very well, and it has left me all the more curious in how it will progress.

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Though the story starts out a little slow and is quite depressing early on it only gets better and better.

There are very few grammatical errors and the few mistakes that I have seen have been subtle things that don't really bother me.

All in all even with the slow start, I still say this story gets a 5/5. This is one of the best stories I've read on royalroad and the quality and quantity of updates is amazing to the point where I'm worried that the author may be overworking themselves.

Every night when I come home from work and see a new chapter(or two) posted it's like Christmas all over again!

TL;DR: This story starts out slow but is amazing. Read it!

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As a huge lover of any mythology, this book is great. There are quite a few different mythologies that exist in this universe, from the Nordic mythes to the Japanese. While there are obviously liberties taken, it is still enjoyable. I suggest reading if your into mythology like me, or just like a good story.

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Great story. Definitely one of my favorites on the site. Keep it up and what you did with Book 2 totally made sense to me. 

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Good engaging story. Though sometimes a little descriptive, but the author does a good job of blending them in the story. 

It has good amount of tension from the first chapter and really has a way of drawing the readers in. The pacing is also excellent. though, in my opinion(just mine mind you) the protagonist's frivolousness makes the exposure of the world a little slower than necessary as we follow her through the story. She seems to get distracted too easily to really sort herself out. The emotional changes are a little too fast in my opinion. But those don't really make the story any less enjoyable. 

Finishing chapter sixteen in one go, l am left wanting more. 

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It's unusual to see teenage mystery drama on rrl, let alone a good one. 

This one is while not outstanding, a very good read.

The fantasy elements work with the story and the characters aren't complete selfinsert cardboards, though still too early to tell.

All in all, bullying is bad mkay?

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Wonderful and entertaining

Things seemed to start off slow at first but the quality of the writing is immediately apparent. Detail and description are given in the right places and to the right extent. While initially they have of the story seems like it should have been faster, it actually suits it perfectly with the build up and tension of events as the story progresses. It really kept me on my toes as I couldn't stop reading until I caught up to what is currently the end of book 1 and I'm still hungry for more.

This story is definitely Favorite material in my book. I've found no issue with it. I highly recommend everyone pick this story up.

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Book 1 was pretty decent.

Fun, dramatic, coming of age tale of a 16 year old bullied girl who discovers a grand secret about her heritage, makes new friends and frees herself from the bullies tormenting her.

Book 2 was none of that.

Main character could have easily been replaced by a bowling ball for all the relevance she had on the actual plot. And any hint of the current conflict possibly being solved, instantly triggers a new problem dropped on the characters to make sure that nothing gets resolved. We see almost none of the things that drive the story forward except right until the end. And even then there are more questions than answers.

And without going into major spoiler, the reversal with the book 1 villains feels at best forced, and lacks any real weight.

At the end of chapter 31, i am left staring at the screen, with no emotion but annoyance, and a single question in my mind.



That said, grammar is ok, description are done well, writing is competent and the world is interesting.

I am often left despairing over stories that, at their core, would be excellent, if the writing was actually competent. Here, i find the opposite. The 2nd book is a bad story, but it is well written.