Notice: 5/19/2021: Hear Ye, Hear ye there is a re-upload of this story in the works. It won't be ready until Dec of this year, which is 2021 as long as life doesn't get in the way.
Soletus, a young elf, was looking forward to completing his monk training to become a Warden of the Dias Brotherhood. However, he is held back by his well-meaning, but strict father. Instead of joining the ranks, he is paired up with a traumatized shy boy name Mien. Between Mien’s anxious odd behavior and the crime he committed, helping him isn’t a duty that Soletus enjoys and isn’t one he’s been trained for. Soletus is about to give up on him until Mien saves his life. And Soletus decides that the boy deserves another chance despite what he has done.
If you noticed there are some intermission stories/ follow-up stories. As of the day 8/13/2017:
Wolf-Takes place 7 months after Hy'Ruh'Ha. About Oeric
Mask-Takes place 2 years after Wolf. About Mien.
Mask pt.2-(working title/I'm uncreative/this will be fixed) To be posted soon. Takes place some months after Mask about Kiao.
Do you need to read these stories, or can I just read one? Well no. I didn't write them to be stand alone for better or for worse. I'm actually quite terrible at writing unconnected stories unless I set them up that way. These aren't, so you're better off reading them together.
Author's note: Thanks to everyone who stops by and those who leave comments and rating. You're not required to do so. I won't being wishing ill-wishes on you if you don't.
RoyalRoad is also where I mirror posting the story on my own website. I update at the exact same time.
The only difference between here and there is that I have a little more information about the world there.
I am dyslexic and while Hy-Ruh-Ha has been edited multiple times, I've this lovely ability to overlook things. So if you spot one of those pesky errors do tell and I will fix it. Not quickly, but I do fix things. Updated Thursdays.
Questions are welcomed.
This story is part of a larger project and has a "sequel" Edict
-Lady J. Ander
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A really lovely story all around. Focused heavily on the characters and having a very slice of life quality to it while still maintaining a strong narrative drive.
The writing is strong and clear.
The story itself is heartwarming and real. It's laid out and plotted out nicely and the intermission really finish off the story to a satisfying conclusion while still leaving you wanting to read more.
The grammar is above average and is very easy to read and follow. There are very few places where bad grammar or awkward phrasing knock the reader off balance. Still it's not perfect, with a average of a couple of mistakes a chapter.
The characters are the real foundation and structure of this story. They are well developed and each one continues to grow and be fleshed out through the whole story. They are all distinct and have their own voice and motivations and personalities while still being very real and alive with all the flaws and strengths that anyone has .
The author handles the topics of abuse and recovery really really well, there's no magic fix and the characters have to put a lot of effort into healing. They have a lot of social support and you'll soon grow to live Brother Hickory for his excellent counseling and attitude so warm you can feel it radiating from the screen.
If I had one gripe about the story it would be the very few female characters, it gets much better in the intermission though.
All around it's an excellent story and definitely worth a read if you at all enjoy character driven stories!
There are many stories on Royal road, but this is the first one I found that is written like a true novel and not a light novel. It's whole. The dialogue is meaningful. The characters are fully fleshed out. Mien in particular is fantasticly written. It's definitely worth reading.
Instantly became one of my favourite novels on the website for a number of reasons. The first reason is the grammer is close to perfect; allowing for the reader to maintain emersion. The next is the novel is fully fleshed out, each chapter has a goal to achieve. The author is able to do this through a well thought out world and wonderfully created characters. Which leads me to the final reason why I loved this novel, the young tods, the lovable teenage elves play off of each other perfectly. Hy'Ruh-Ha is most definitely a must-read on Royal Road!