The saying goes that when a man is born the Fates weave his destiny and swaddle him in it. Then one day the man dies, and the swaddle becomes a shroud. Heaven moves on.
It is audacity to question the Fates. Olympus is Olympus. The land of men is the land of men. To transgress that, to cross the line of divinity and scale Olympus Mons? To defy the Fates and cast off their threads?
That is hubris. It’s a mark that every philosopher bears plainly on their soul.
Twice Completed the Royal Road Writathon challenge!
Successor Book to Power of Ten Book One: Sama Rantha, and Book Two: The Far Future. Chapters began 9/5/2020. Chapters are around 2000 words (4 Word Pages) updated daily since Dec. 26, 2018.
A shard severed from a soul, full of Karma, but needing a body and life of its own.
The first true Rantha Hagbloods.
A Shrouded Earth invaded by magic, struggling to once again see the sky.
Three souls with the full knowledge of Power of Ten are on a world in need of something to break the stalemate and suppression of the Shroud of Undeath.
It's going to take gold, and Gear, and Levels, but the undead aren't the only enemies that they'll be facing as they strive to liberate a world, and guide it towards the Light of Heaven.
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You are walking west. You find a wishing well. You wish for it to grant infinite wishes for every human being on earth. The Universe is now broken. The current weather is apocalypse with chances of fallout and nuclear winter. Also, everyone is dead. Good job.
The king is dead; his heir is too young to assume the throne. Jarl Vale wants to become Lord Protector, spurred by his ambitious brother Konstans. Jarl Isarn likewise seeks this power; he is aided – or thwarted – by the return of his brother, the knight and war hero Athelstan, whose squire, Brand, hopes to restore his family’s fortunes, cost what it may. Through all of this, an enigmatic traveller makes plans with jarls, scribes, and priests for his own purpose. Abroad, powerful forces sense division in the realms of Adalmearc and make their own plans. It is only a matter of time before schemes clash, plots collide, and conflict erupts. War is on the horizon.
Story updates every Wednesday with a new chapter from the third book of the series. The first and second book can be downloaded as ebooks from my site, where a map of the world or of Middanhal can be viewed. The site also contains other background information such as history of the realms, pantheon and religion, calendar etc.
It is now also available in audio as a weekly podcast from webcereal.
Eight Thousand Years after the Glassing of Earth, Terran Descent Humanity has largely become a post-scarcity society based on consent and enjoying life. With the discovery of another ancient race beyond the "Great Gulf", events and history collide to draw the Terran Confederacy into war against an hundred million year old empire that has always won and believes it always will. With allies and enemies of multiple species, the Orion Galactic Arm Spur will be wracked by warfare the likes of which have not been seen. Cracked, harried, wounded, and damaged, Terran Descent Humanity willfully throws itself against the universe itself.
"The universe hates you and will take away everything you love, laughing while it does so." - Terran belief.
A wiki is available (although under construction) at: https://fcgestalt.fandom.com/wiki/First_Contact_Gestalt_Archive_Wiki
Told largely from the viewpoint of other species, the story is currently ongoing. It involves graphic depictions of violence, war, adult language and situations, drug use, and other mature topics.
The story will be updated on weekdays, so keep an eye on this page for more chapters.
The story is 400+ chapters, and repeating characters do not start appearing until the Vuxten chapters. If you're in a hurry for repeating characters then this story will not be enjoyable to you. The interwoven plot is not based on a single person but the entire war, with its effects upon multiple people.
[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]
The class divide still exists in the future, and it has gotten much worse. There are many different types of worlds, from the paradise worlds where everyone is immortal, to the resource depleted, war-torn planets where every day is a struggle just to live.
Freya O'Malley grew up on Earth, the worst of the war-torn planets, and wants nothing more than to leave. With few options, Freya joins the Federation Marines. But, unlike the past, it's a struggle to earn enough enlistment points to stay in. With the prize of a citizenship on a paradise world at stake, competition is fierce. Every week is a new war. Can Freya earn enough points in the constant warring of the Marines to modify her body and mind to stay competitive? Can a girl from the wrong planet make it against those who have all the advantages?
Posting every Monday. Chapters will be roughly 4k or more words.
Edited by Aldous starting at chapter 19.
If you like this story think about checking out my other web novel Super Soldier not Super Hero.
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Elevator pitch: '300' meets 'Lone Wolf and Cub'. A retired veteran has to keep some orphans from being eaten by horrible monsters.
This fiction contains the professionally-published novel Obstacles as well as the ongoing sequels.
Back Cover Copy:
Androkles, son of Paramonos, spent twenty-five years in the world’s greatest army trying to earn enough money to buy back his good name. He’s battle-scarred, weary, and heartbroken after decades of watching dear friends die, but he survived. He’s ready to retire and be welcomed as a hero, finally able to see the reward he sacrificed so much to achieve.
There’s only one problem: his wife just fled civilization with all his hard-won savings. Now he must pursue her north, through desperate bandits, ravening beasts, and worse. But after he rescues a pair of orphans from starvation, he is faced with his most difficult challenge yet: a question that goes to the very heart of honor. The consequences might be deeper than he realizes, and it’s not just his life on the line…
Updates: Irregular but Ongoing
Book title in the chapter heading.
If you like what you're reading, please consider
purchasing a copy of the published novel Obstacles:
Threedak is a simple Dhajtel. Every night she scavenges and hunts for her tribe in the great desert, relying upon her skill and ancestral memories to avoid the night's many dangers. Her life remains largely the same until one night, one of the gleaming angels that hangs in the night sky falls into her desert. Deciding to investigate, she happens upon a scene far beyond her limited understanding.
The Dhajtel aren't alone. The galaxy is far vaster and more hostile than Threedak's people can even begin to comprehend.
Entrusted with the knowledge and memories of a dead race, it will be up to her to forge Dhajtel society into something that can survive the storm that is to come.
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(This novel is heavy on Kingdom/Empire Building and is an attempt at fairly hard (grounded in real science) Science Fiction)
Cover credit to DrakonStorm
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A couple authors with reptile MC's have started a discord, feel free to hang out with us.
The series, Stories of the Apex, is a collection of self-contained science fiction short stories with different (but sometimes reoccurring) lead characters all following a central plot.
The story begins shortly after first contact with the peaceful Broda, a non-predator alien species that discovers Earth seeking new worlds for trade. Being a violent predator species among a galaxy of prey, humans soon decide to take up the cause of their new friends by opposing the plague species known as the Krador.
They asked Amber to become a magical girl three times.
That only made her more interesting.
The fourth time, she asked them.
Earths Engineers are a double-edged sword. They can fix or improve anything, but no sane Xeno Engineer will touch it if it carries the Human Altered warning..
A series of interconnected tales from our distant future. It's not a novel, most of the chapters are stand-alone.
Also thanks for the awards.
An ancient conqueror awakens to find his galactic empire in ashes. A street rat discovers a core that changes everything. A noble woman must fight for her place in her family and for her very survival.
Vengeance. Artifex spent hundreds of years, forging an empire that could protect humanity from the endless hunger of the Unity. Now he finds himself in the ruins of all he built, and the people who betrayed him have made a deal with the Unity…
Power. The brutal sands and endless struggle for survival is all Safira has ever known. But a lucky find gives her the chance to be so much more than a scavenger. But opportunity and danger go hand in hand, and escaping with her life just got that much harder.
Ruthlessness. Elinor North has spent her entire life struggling to prove herself. As the head of a cadet branch of the powerful Montclair family, she must fight against enemies from both within and without, for her rivals are not just outsiders - they are her own kin.
All of them are light years apart, but inexorably tied to the ulterior motives of those around them and a shared destiny that will shake civilization to its foundations.
[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]
What would you do if your life, memories, and feelings were suddenly tied to another person?
Six people. One life.
A spoiled prince haunted by a ghost. A big city swindler with a knack for illusions. A cold soldier with a sharp eye. A pirate with a few screws loose. A chieftain’s bookish daughter with carefully bandaged hands. A peacekeeping agent with an eye for vengeance.
After simultaneously knocking on death’s door, these six find themselves psychically connected across national lines. Tensions rise between them and between their respective countries, which are recovering from a long war over the mysterious vitae—an energy source harvested and utilized in weapons and engines called conductors. Loyalty, memory, and sense of self blur as conspiracies encroach.
Assassination attempts, underground weapons dealings, border conflicts, tales of terrifying beasts, and a terrorist organization called ELPIS.
—Everything is connected. Nothing is coincidental. The spark has ignited…!
Part I: The Converging Six [COMPLETE]
Part II: The Illusionary Six [COMPLETE / (Deep editing)]
Part III: The Fragmented Six [ONGOING]
In-depth blurbs for each part within.
Contains found family, magitech, parallel plotlines that converge, conspiracies, morally gray characters, Chekhov's guns, and a lot of character development.
Updates M/M&R on a rotating schedule with occasional extra chapters.
Candle Enys is a lost cause; at least that's what her parents tell her. Her blue eyes are abnormal, proof she doesn't have a soul. But when she becomes the target of a demon's wrath, it's her eyes that save her life.
Twilight Kingdom is a dark fantasy with magic, guns, and dragons. Yes, this is Metal and Magic I changed the name XD
Many thanks to Mecanimus, T K Marfether, S P Harris, Savane and Ivactheseeker for all the support, emotionally and gramatically!
If anyone wants to talk about Twilight Kingdom, Night Nation or anything really, come and chat on Discord.
My website and mailing list (if you want to know when I publish the properly edited version of arc 1 on Amazon): https://www.moonseedcollective.com
Of all the tales in all the lands, there isn't a story more famous and more heart-wrenching than the one about the Beast and the White Swallow.
Never heard of it? Then come closer, for it is about to unfold before your very own eyes.
In a far-away land of snow and mystery, the fates of two bastards entangle.
He is a warrior and a ruler. She is a physician with a tormented past.
Now both of them will have to learn not only to live together but also to fight against any and all that threaten to ruin their happiness. Amongst chaos, schemes, and war, will they manage to fulfill the most difficult task - finding the way to each other's heart and soul?
The path won’t be easy. A dark cult and even darker magic are resurfacing after years of slumber. And while they wreak havoc in the lands of Norden, the Star-gazer’s voice echoes in the night heralding a dangerous future:
When the Beast falls, the Swallow shall triumph.
For the Sun to shine over Norden, the Swallow must be devoured.
Many thanks to @AngrySpider for composing this soundtrack for the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrzUOUCrMA4
Dash is a cursed man, forced to move from place to place. Unable to find a way to break the curse, Dash travels the world in search of power, magic, and myths to break the magic of the deep gods that compels him. From mysterious forests, ancient runes and peoples, to the everpresent Labyrinth beneath the earth, if Dash catches the scent of a cure, he'll do whatever it takes. Hopefully he can do some good along the way, fingers crossed.
Rozin Kain never wanted a daemon.
In the world of Itrera, the human nations stand united against a powerful magical threat: the daemons, creatures of untold cruelty and destruction. To protect themselves, humans have found a way to bond these creatures to their souls, claiming their magic for their own.
A young soldier with a difficult past, Rozin has hated the daemons since they stole her life many years ago. Since joining the great Canavar military, she has dedicated her life to protecting the innocent by any means necessary. So when a routine mission goes awry and she is forced to bind herself to a mythical High Order—a cruel, beautiful daemon so powerful that she cannot be controlled—Rozin finds herself sharing a soul with her worst enemy.
Thrust into a deadly game of politics, Rozin must navigate the newfound perils of royal succession, coming war, a fiery love, and a dangerous realization: that her world's great evil may not be as it seems.
A map of Itrera and a list of the coalitions can be found here, or at the head of every chapter.
DOES contain: WLW/lesbian romance, political drama, sexual content, swearing, diverse cast, enemies to lovers. Please note that this romance does contain sexual scenes.
DOES NOT contain: sexual abuse/assault etc, graphic depictions of gore, homophobia, or sexism.
Posting quick updates because of COVID! Normally, I follow a bi-weekly update schedule.
What happens when a summoned hero completes their task given by those from up above? When a summoned hero returns back to earth after having saved the world, do they still get to live a normal life?
The answer is actually yes, they usually do. They get married to the one they love, have kids, and then death takes them away.
Of course, that is only usually. There are a select few who choose not to... think the same way.
Some of them find such a life boring, dull even.
They want to taste for adventure once more, feed their drive for exploration! Power, wealth, another life, they want it all. So, what do they do? Why, they do what Quasi does...
They sell themselves to the gods.
This story will contain 2 and 3-dimensional characters.
Sex/ Drama/ Love/ Harem
Constantly Changing POV's
Multiple Main characters.
Messed up shit-- You have been warned.
Link to Artist I Commissioned for Cover:
Only One Apache Helicopter, Grammar Nazi, and a frog named Trinity were harmed in the making of this novel.
While the inheritor of a primordial power fights an endless war with the Elder, ancient beings whose origins predate existence itself, his children are sent out into the world in order to grow.
The sequel to The Void Wolf.
A/N: Reading The Void Wolf won't be necessary to understand the story but it may help.
Engineer reborn as a dungeon core in a fantasy world.
Ike was a hobbyist clockmaker and former aerospace engineer enjoying his retirement on a habitat station orbiting Saturn. Unfortunately, his hard-earned peace was disturbed by a rapid decompression event and his resulting death.
Contrary to his expectations, Ike found himself reincarnated as a handicapped and supposedly-man-eating dungeon core in a fantastic realm of wonder, magic, dragons, and wizards! Faced with a luckless start in this hostile new world, Ike will have to employ his new-found near-perfect recall of his past life experiences along with ingenuity to survive and manifest his ambitions while struggling with morality.
Hello! I've included this section to list a few of the elements which my story currently includes or will include in the future. As a reader, an ambiguous synopsis has never much appealed to me. I've always wanted to know what I'm getting into ahead of time, even at the cost of spoilers. Frankly speaking, this site's content tags are not enough to convey that information.
Another thing I wish other stories did more often was publicly outline drawbacks/deterrents to the story. It makes sense that they would not do this as it might turn potential readers away. But here's the thing, I'm writing this story for my own enjoyment, so the amount of readers isn't really that important to me. No, what is important to me is that those who do decide to give it a try, enjoy it. I'm a fan of transparency, this is my attempt to act on those beliefs.
I don't want people to read something they won't enjoy, so if any of my listed cons are significant to you, please do NOT read Dungeon Engineer!
> Good grammar, or so I hear
> Main character has morals
> Realistic physics, applied universally (This is a story about engineering, after all.)
> Main character has extensive knowledge
> Lots and lots of ants and plants
> Speculative evolution (How might life evolve to abuse magical rules?)
> Main character performs genetic engineering and selective hybridization
> Nuanced ecology, strange subterranean ecosystems
> Main character completes infrastructure projects (With a special emphasis on fluid mechanics)
> Weird civilizations, above and below the surface
> Main character engages in magic experimentation and theorization
> Supply chain economics
> NO ADVENTURERS
Note that this stuff will likely take ages to complete.
> Exploration, above and below the surface, but mostly below
> Non-trivial industrialization (Industrialization is very difficult, I will go out of my way to not oversimplify it.)
> Military technology
> Magitech that makes sense
> Mechanical marvels (The main character has some incredible prior experience.)
> Kingdom building (but with a twist)
> Self replication
> Space exploration and conflict, again with an emphasis on semi-realistic physics
> And I really don't want to reveal any more beyond this.
> My first time writing creatively
> Numerous info-dumps (I like worldbuilding a little too much.)
> Gets very off topic at times (The universe has hard rules which must be quantified for believability and immersion.)
> Hidden satire (Some fantasy tropes are just plain stupid, they will be violently deconstructed.)
> Technical concepts and nomenclature (I refuse to trivialize complex topics and handwave details.)
> Extremely slow story pace (Though it is not slice-of-life.)
> Inner monologues (The main character likes to think to himself and explain his actions.)
> Flawed main character (He is prone to occasionally making mistakes. Perfect recall does not mean someone is immune to forgetting to do or take into account certain things. Even so, mistakes have consequences.)
> Overpowered main character (His advancements will be logically justified, which is part of why the story pace is slow.)
> Detailed technology, physics, and biology (Consistent rules)