Homecoming | A Chronicles of Ascension Story

by DCBallard

Original HIATUS Action Fantasy Sci-fi Magic Non-Human lead
Warning This fiction contains:
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When Jethen was captured by slavers, his childhood was torn from him and left shattered half a world away. When he finds himself back home decades later, by methods he does not fully understand, he finds that the life he has lived has changed him far more than he knew. In a home he no longer knows. Places and people at the same time familiar and foreign, he must decide - stay and help with his parent's business, or return to the land that remade him and the family he made there.

 

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Homecoming started as just a short story to break an episode of writers block. It has since morphed well beyond that into a novel in it's own right, and may well end up with a sequel.

The writing of Homecoming became a bit of a self induced challenge to improve my initial, first brush, writing quality. Each chapter was written raw, given a once over read and edit, and then posted. In this way I am forcing myself to write better from the start.

I do hope you enjoy the story and will leave a comment or review, and if you see an issue, feel free to let me know as well. I know it is not nearly perfect, and it will get a full and proper edit once I am done. Never hurts to fix things along the way though.

As an additional note. The story has undergone a structural rework and has been reposted in an updated structure and sequence of chapters. If you have read this story already, I invite you to do so again in this new structure.

 

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Thubanshee
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I really like the way the story is written, its literary level is quite high (especially for rrl) and I enjoy reading about Jassens adventures very much. The characters are not overly deep, but that's kind of expected since this is an extended short story..

fanvaron
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The description needs changing

I have read the first dozen chapters so far, and it is not at all what I expected.

The description is so far in the future I can only imagine that it is still of the old short story, which supposedly is now at the end of this novel.

The story so far is about a young boy being captured and made to fight as a gladiator.

And while it is not bad, the premise is not something I particularly enjoy.

So now I'm torn between give up or keep reading in hopes that the slave act is just the beginning and does not stretch too far.

 

PS. There is a magic tag but the only hint of magic is very faint and not real magic (with spells and mana) but more of the rare supernatural ability kind. Which unfortunately is also not a plus in my book.

gnarlytreeman
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Readt set Go! This is a pretty decent story, with a partially unborrowed set of beast races, with a good world back history that could easily be built into a series with stories of different factions.  I think it would go well.