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THE EMPIRE OF ASHES

THE EMPIRE OF ASHES
by Quentin R
ONGOING
217 pages

A medieval tale from the 31st century  [participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

In ancient times, humankind ruled the Earth and dreamed of the stars. But those days are now over. Civilization as we know it no longer exists. Forever swept away by a mysterious disaster, it is now in agony; oscillating between a broken past and a hopeless future.

Erol, archaeologist and adventurer of the 3rd millennium, travels in secrecy through the underground ruins of the Old World. Braving the evil Inquisition and its obscurantism, he makes one day a remarkable discovery. In a glass sarcophagus, deep in the dangerous labyrinths, lies a young woman and last witness of the cataclysm.

Looking for answers, Erol will cause events that have been pending for a thousand years and release forces that should have remained buried forever.

Dive directly into the 31st century


Among the amazon.fr Kindle bestsellers in 3 categories (steampunk, cyberpunk and post-apocalyptic), The Empire of Ashes is a title exploring themes like the ecological catastrophe, transhumanism as well as technological and scientific advancement.


Project schedule:

Publishing 1 or 2 chapters a week from March to May 2021 - Rework during summer 2021 - Publishing deadline: September 2021

You can check my webiste: raffouxrossi.com

And find here the already-published French edition: amazon.fr

Enjoy the English one for free on Royal Road! I will upload one to two chapters a week. The book is composed of 26 chapters and should be done by the summer :)

Art: Pantelis Politakos (top cover)

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The Steward of the Howling Tempest

The Steward of the Howling (...)
by DerpyBunny2020
ONGOING
92 pages

This is the story of Garran Darkfrost, a wolfkin who lives up in high mountain peaks with his tribemates. One day, his best friend goes missing and Garran must search for clues to find out what happened to him. Embarking on this arduous journey to find Sius, Garran learns that there are much bigger things at stake than he thought.. 
Artwork for the cover done by Betofall: https://betofall.newgrounds.com 
Ever seen a book with its own theme song? Navigate to the link below to hear Garran's Theme by TheGrizzleMusician:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yi9nk2dmm8

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Isekai Dungeoncrawl - Am Ende mit meinem Latein

Isekai Dungeoncrawl - (...)
by Publius Decius Mus
COMPLETED
435 pages

I have always thought I would live out my life without any major surprises. You know, work on the estates of my parents, serve my time as a soldier, become a senator, a praetor, maybe a consul in time. I thought I will live the life that a Roman noble of my standing can count on.

But this was not to be. My previously simple life got suddenly very complicated. I was taken from my home, and now I have to live in a world where no one speaks Latin, no one prays to my gods, and no one knows what the heck garum is. Before, I thought I had all the answers, but now only questions remain.

Will I survive? Will I find my way back home? Will I ever be able to get the savage bastards living here to adopt the great accomplishments of Roman civilisation?

Not even the gods know the answers. One thing is for sure: should I ever get home again; I will never set a foot outside of my estate without a healthy stockpile of garum.

The cover is from Peter Paul Rubens' "The Death of Publius Decius Mus"

This webnovel is partially based on a DnD campaign where a party of three players played the adventures The Sunless Citadel, The Forge of Fury and The Witches of Westwater.

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Damsel of Distress

Damsel of Distress
by Jeanean
HIATUS
193 pages

Victoria Bright is a Wife.

No, she isn't married.

"Wife" is the Class the system gave her.

She has to fight Demons to get stronger? Then she will become the strongest Wife of all!

She can only learn Fashion and Household Skills? No one said you can't fight in High-heels!

The gods made her best friend a Hero? First, she has to beat some sense into him for betraying his own beliefs.

Accompany her as she survives in a dangerous world, a world that has secrets even the gods don't know about.

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Warning!!
The second half of "The Wave 07: The System" and the first half of "The Wave 08: Heroes and Knights" contain a lot of exposition that most other stories would consider "secrets of the world" that those stories would uncover over the course of a long time. 
There are two reasons this is revealed so early and directly.

One: Not revealing that information quickly and not asking questions about it would be completely OoC for the characters involved in that scene.

Two: It's information you, the reader, need to know before the main story can really get started. Namely, the "secrets not even the gods know about".

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The Cursed Heart

The Cursed Heart
by Derin_Edala
ONGOING
422 pages

Kayden was six months old when the doctor found the curse in his heart. From then on, his life was a struggle to keep it locked away and dormant and above all secret, dreading the day that it would finally break free and wreak havoc. Now he’s fourteen, and that day has come.

Things look bad, but there’s hope — the world’s most prestigious magical school is willing to take him in, keep him safe, and pay his legal fees to avoid bankrupting his family. Most importantly, they can teach him to control his curse, to avoid ever hurting anyone else. It sounds far too good to be true, but what other option does he have?

Kayden quickly finds himself embroiled in a large political game he doesn’t understand. But he’d better learn fast. Because the secrets of his new school run deeper than he ever expected, and his actions have far more dangerous consequences than he could ever have known.

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Want to read ahead? Chapters are posted in advance on the Curse Words website.

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Shura Saga: Burn and Slay - Cultivation, Lightning Bolts, Monsters galore

Shura Saga: Burn and (...)
by NickLStories
ONGOING
182 pages

“If it lives, we can slay it. And then burn it, just to make sure it doesn’t come back from the dead,” she said.

“...does that happen often?” he asked. 

“Slaying? Yeah, duh? It’s what we're here to do in the first place, dummy.”

“I meant the coming back from the dead part.”

“Eh. More often than you’d like.”

“Great. Just great.” 

Walking away from a life drenched in senseless bloodshed, Raksha embarks on the Warrior’s Pilgrimage. In doing so, he strives to hone his mind, spirit, and martial skills, and he swears to abide by the Ancient Code’s tenets of honor and compassion. 

He definitely did not expect to run into Sadea, a powerful sorceress who loves silk, jewels, and killing things for fun and profit. 

Neither did he expect to be stuck with her as they fight murderous mutants, vicious monsters, and demons.

She calls their entanglement a beautiful partnership, but it’s the last thing he needs. 

Or so he thinks. 

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RakhtaBhushan (Blood Ornament)- Mythological BL Fantasy

RakhtaBhushan (Blood (...)
by FantasyBliss30
ONGOING
378 pages

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

It has BL/Gay content. Most Surya-Vidyut interactions are in the chapters marked Surya or Vidyut. The romance in this story is slowburn. 

Golden prince, Surya, kind and brave, bright as the Sun. But a darkness lurked in his dreams, eroding his soul, his fate "unforeseen by the gods, a path converged by the paths of the past, present, and future."

Vidyut, hardened by the cruelties of life, embraced the dark art of Tantra, for which he was both rejected and coveted by the people of the five kingdoms.

Would their love endure the wrath of forces, both good and evil?

Princes, Spells, Gods, Spirits, Heaven, Mythical creatures, Wars, and Reincarnation, and so much more. It is based on Indian mythology, specifically Hindu mythology. But it is an original fantasy and focus is character arcs.

Cover Art Disclaimer: The cover art is using an image from Pinterest. The art has been kindly created by Ben Arisson. You can find the artist's profile here: https://www.royalroad.com/profile/181989

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The Watcher

The Watcher
by Ochroleucous
COMPLETED
5 pages

A short story about a young couple that gets observed by a spider in the vents.

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The Girl and the Mage's Forest

The Girl and the Mage's (...)
by LostCat99
HIATUS
114 pages

Meisla’s village has been haunted by a malevolent presence, who has taken residence in their once sacred forest for centuries. Adventurers from all over the world have tried to excise the creature only to fail. After one failed attempt, the Mage has become wrathful and cursed Meisla's village with a deadly plague. Can she stop the curse before she too succumbs to it?

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