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Endless Stars by Alma Amalgam

as vast and inescapable as the past 

Stars are all Kinri has. Exiled from the noble heights of the skylands, she scrapes by in the backwater cliffs of the land of glass and secrets. It’s a chance to make real friends and live a simple life away from her family—it’s all she wants. She’s different now, and she’ll prove it. But can she even convince herself?

Meanwhile, in the shadow of her legendary alchemist grandfather, Hinte struggles to find something to call her own. Out in the depths of the town’s molten glass lake, she sifts for mysterious, humming stones, and it seems she’s found it—but she can’t hide this new sense of purpose from her friends.

United by circumstance, the two struggle to find common ground. When Kinri finally convinces Hinte to take her along into the lake, she goes from curious to baffled as the mysteries pile up, and Hinte remains tight-lipped and distant. Is this just sifting, or something more?

Note: Endless Stars contains some graphic violence and harsh language.


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Listed: Jan 9, 2019

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Draconian Days

By Sharkerbob, author of Graven

May 9, 2019: Endless Stars is an interesting take on a fantasy story as seen through the eyes of a dragon.

Snug has a great grasp on prose, lending the book a more literary feel than most serials. Likewise I really like seeing the story through the dragons perspective; the use of draconic body language is a nice touch to hammer home that the characters arent human while still giving them a realistic presence. It is also entertaining to see how they percieve other [more . . .]

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A peculiar and remarkable beast

By theredsheep, author of Pyrebound

Mar 22, 2019: Kinri is an outcast from an elite society that lives among the clouds. Childlike in many ways—exuberant, friendly, impatient, and insecure—she yearns above all else to be liked and accepted by the inhabitants of the forbidding mining community where she has settled, especially her new acquaintance Hinte. Hinte is an alchemist, the descendant of famous alchemists, and Kinri’s temperamental opposite; she is taciturn, competent, tactless, and stern. It’s plain to see how they could help each other, if only they could find their way to becoming friends.

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Excellence

By Thedude3445, author of Rainbow Destructor

Jul 18, 2019: Endless Stars is why web fiction needs to exist, needs to be fostered and supported. In a traditional publication situation, this thing is a really tough sell—a fantasy story starring non-anthropomorphic dragons, with chapters that go on for 30, 40 paperback pages, with a story that mixes grand world-spanning struggles with small-scale adventures and slice-of-life character moments, focusing on such small details that the story’s barely begun after over 500 pages . . . Web fiction is where this kind of story works best, and we should be very glad to have it.

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