At The End of the World

by Crisyah

Original ONGOING Drama Fantasy Horror High Fantasy Magic Multiple Lead Characters Post Apocalyptic Strong Lead Supernatural
Warning This fiction contains:
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The world is dying. Heaven and Hell collapsed and seeped into it and humanity must try to survive in the new nightmarish wonderland, as God consumes them to gestate and be reborn. Countless heroes have been sent on the Pilgrimage, an ancient quest to try to steal into Eden and slay God, but all have failed. 

The Scions have been locked up in the city all their lives. They’re used as unwilling soldiers, made to protect others from the creatures that breach the seals. Reviled by some, worshipped by others, they have no say over their own destiny.

Until the day Kayla, Darren, Vivien and Joshua finally meet and start planning their escape and their own journey to kill God and save themselves.


Updates every tuesday, thursday and saturday.


The first book in the series is finished and posted! Book 2 "At the Caverns of Silence" starting soon!

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Chapter Name Release Date
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter I ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter II ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter III ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter IV ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter V ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter VI ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter VII ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter VIII ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter IX ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter X ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XI ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XII ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XIII ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XIV ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XV ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XVI ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XVII ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XVIII ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XIX ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XX ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XXI ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XXII ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XXIII ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XXIV ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XXV ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XXVI ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XXVII ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XXVIII ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XXIX ago
At the Fields of Fire and Blood - Chapter XXX (Book 1 Finale) ago
Interlude I - Author's Note & Poll ago
Interlude II - Another Author's Note and Poll ago

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Shizuka4
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Strong start, an update

Reviewed at: Chapter XV

I found this series on the reddit thread and what a find this was. It has been a while since I found a dark fantasy that isn't cookiecutter.

The imagery is - so far - both intriguing and disgusting - in a good way, mind you. The description of the city in chapter 2 was *chef's kiss*. Great opening to the chapter. 

The dynamic fighting scene left me curious to see more. Blood magic is always a plus and I'm really curious to see how it will be used in future chapters.

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Now we're further into the story, I absolutely made the right choice to stick around for it. We have unique settings (again, *chef's kiss*), very real dilemmas, and lots of struggles. I stand by my point of the imagery being both intriguing and disgusting. I would love to see figurines made of the adversaries (hopefully). And I still am very curious to see what else the blood magic brings. Because damn, that chapter was a nice surprise.

Let's talk about the four characters. It's great that I both want to punch and hug some characters. Their personalities are distinct enough to get an idea on what drives them - or in some cases (looking at YOU, love) absolutely no idea what goes on in their mind (until today, DAMN YOU, LOVE.). The more depressive and anxious tones are something I personally resonate with a lot, and I like how it is not used as a gimmick or a cheap shot.

Looking forward to the next update!

humblepeasant
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Great character, great world building, unique story and concept. It's a character driven story, which is my favorite kind of story.

I really glad i stumble upon the author post on forum and find this story, definitely a gem of story.

kodoou
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A really interesting concept

Reviewed at: Chapter III (Part 2)

I think sometimes it's hard to come up with original ideas in the fantasy genre, but I believe this story really stands out not only for originality in the concept but for focus on characters and their development/relationships. It is definitely worth a read!

JeanDRacc
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Waifu Dress Armageddon!!!

Reviewed at: Chapter XXVI

I don't know what to write.

My title says it all. You get a full dressed battle galore. What else do you want?

Everything has been done well enough to keep me intrigued. I really enjoy the characters and the plot.

  Even some disgusting things make the story more unique than many I have read... It's a bit weird though? Well, that's what you get with so many dresses and something like a mix of jojo. 

Enjoy this, Start reading!

Dawod Dawod
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Really enjoyable so far

Reviewed at: Chapter VIII

Overall:
To start off, I'm a fan of the grimdark/dark fantasy genre. But even within that, this fiction stands out to me. It's original, it's fun, and it's been a pleasure to read so far.

The style is dynamic and clearly gives the reader a view of what's happening in the story. The story itself is intriguing, with an original setting and excellent worldbuilding.

Despite the author saying that English isn't their 1st language, you wouldn't have been able to notice that from reading this. In fact, I would argue that their English is better than some native speakers.

The struggles and the dilemmas of both the mc and surrounding characters are both real and gripping. Which is good, 'cause this story is very much so driven by its characters.

All in all, give it a try!

bakon
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Fantastical, Original, Apocalypse

Reviewed at: Chapter XXII

Great original story. Love the broken characters, broken society and all the descriptions of a fantastical apocalyptic world.

moonraitu
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An addictive series that's very much worth the read! The narrative is detailed and gripping, the fight scenes are well described and realistic, and the characters are mysterious, yet very honest.

The chapters released till point managed to cover everything from demons, angels, magic and goblins to high-tech drones and a funky laboratory that could sustain what could (or could not) be an evil spirit. The gruesome descriptions add depth to the story and the detailed reactions add life to the characters.

I am thoroughly enjoying the updates. Now that the main cast is introduced, the climax can begin! I am looking forward to see how the story unfolds as our characters being their quest to regain freedom.

I've really stumbled upon a gem here!

Lord Astrea
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Compelling and Thought-Provoking

Reviewed at: Chapter XXII

One of the best stories I've found. It is rare that I discover a real page-turner like this one. I am partial to grimdark fantasy and bleak settings, and boy does this scratch my itch. It has an excellent balance of dry humor and grim themes. The characters are unique with times of clashing morals. The story as a whole is a huge gray area, and I absolutely love it for this.

Style: Polished with a nice flow. Imagery is almost poetic with how setting and monsters are described. Yes, even the demons and angels, and those are greatly disturbing. Rarely did I go back to reread portions, and usually it was because I wanted clarification along the lines of "Wait, did I read that right...? Yes! I read that right. That's awesome!"

Story: There is a lot to eat here. The pacing of the many mysteries and lore is done extremely well. We have a sealed city with leaders managing some sort of agenda, a mysterious Pilgrimage, conspiracies on all sides, a dead land with foul creatures and controversial topics to consider. Questions are answered with more pressing questions, but we also get answers that push the story forward without overwhelming the reader. There are plenty of terms to latch onto so the reader can develop theories. I would like to get into specifics, but I feel if I even mention a little bit I will be providing a spoiler. It's dark and appropriately bleak.

Grammar: Nearly perfect. I'm not sure what else to say, since even in a published work you won't find perfect grammar. It's tens of steps above average quality.

Characters: One of the story's shining aspects that pierces the dark landscape. Each character has a unique personality and multiple conflicting morals and beliefs. You could read a string of dialogue in a conversation and know who is speaking without dialogue indicators (if the author chose to, but don't do that. lol). This is an incredible achievement. I love Kayla's steadfast attitude and her development from wanting a place to belong. Trust is a major theme to analyze when reading this story. I am encouraged to look deeper into what characters think and say to each other. This makes the journey that much more rewarding. Kayla may be our main protagonist, but we get plenty of perspective from the other characters in a clean third-person limited pov.

Overall: I mention "thought-provoking" in the title of this review. There is a careful detail to this story. It is original and takes turns that are not expected. This keeps me on my toes. I'm the type of reader that doesn't like to be spoon-fed everything. If you want a story with a dark setting, excellent doses of action, interesting characters and mysteries to unravel along with said characters, then this is one I put at the top of my list.

shiyumai
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I’m really loving how great the characters and story is. Every time I press the next chapter button I was afraid of being caught up already. It has everything I want! A strong female lead to support, fantastic character interactions, magic, and demons! I fell in love with Ethan when he first appeared and I’m not sorry. Really looking forward to future releases! 

Scarlust
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Demons, Drama and Dark Fantasy

Reviewed at: Chapter XV

Originality.

That is what makes this fiction so great to me. 

The series is absolute bliss to read. We're talking great fight scenes with juicy and dark imagery galore. The grammar has been consistently impeccable and I imagine it will continue to be so as the story progresses.

At the Fields of Fire and Blood is a character driven Dark Fantasy set in a truly post-apocalyptic landscape where the last remnants of humanity hide behind walls and wards in a state somewhere between life and death. Inside this warded city lies four Houses each hosting a Scion with powers beyond the norm.

The story follows the Scion's and is told through their eyes. Each perspective offers something new and fresh, the writing style changing with each of the four narrators. The focus lies on the youngest, Kayla. Each of these characters have been inherently damaged by their respective Houses and the pyschological struggles which underlie much of the drama and conflict so far have been dealt with in a deft manner.

The magic system used in the story is unique. Much of it is largely intuitive and comes across as something much easier to consume for a reader. This is especially great for the combat scenes as you don't need to hear any main characters calling out skill names. Instead you are introduced to a couple of character staples and we see how they utilise their limited but powerful abilities to tackle their foes.

Spoiler: Slight spoiler on something that's covered in early chapters.

TL;DR: I have been really enjoying this novel. It's reminds me of those beautiful animated shorts you can find on youtube which make you want to cry when you finish because that's where the character's story end. Give this novel a read because character-driven stories like this are zesty and I want to support this author.