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The Iron Teeth by ClearMadness

A dark fantasy web serial

All Blacknail the goblin ever wanted was to live a peaceful life in his sewer home, and eat as much as he could fit in his stomach. He certainly never asked to be captured and whisked away to the far off Iron Teeth Mountains. There, Blacknail is taken in and made a servant by the outlaw Herad and her crew . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Into the Mire by Casey Lucas aka Canticle

“They call it meldwood because it’ll meld with anything it touches. Other trees. Animals. Men.”

In the first years following a brutal war, residents of the Deel Valley struggle to recover. They rebuild their homes, replant their crops, and attempt to reconcile the past they long for with the reality they’re stuck in. Most of them seek, above all, a return to some semblance of “normal.” Others seek profit and adventure. Mercenary . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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The Graystone Saga by Laura Klotz

Twelve demons. One woman. Join the hunt.

Tobiah is unexpectedly swept up into the quest of Lady Gray, a figure of legend and fear. Lady Gray and her companion, the surly warrior Sabastian, are on the hunt for twelve demons, known as shades, who have escaped into the world. Only she, bearer of the Graystone, can defeat the shades and return them to their place of imprisonment. . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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The Vorrgistadt Saga by SovereignofAshes

A Grimdark Swords & Sorcery Web Novel

The world of Aelth Myrris is dying; the world-god is in her death throes. This was not caused by rampant environmental devastation, the fall-out of some cataclysmic war, nor a random happenstance of celestial events. This act of murder was entirely intentional and caused by capricious and hidden entities even more powerful than the gods themselves. The many groups . . .

A series.
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Brimstone Fantasy by Stern Trooper

Given his first weapon when he was still a child, Edward Lee lived a life full of violence in a nation torn by war. Tormented by the demons of his past, he believed Death would free him. But through the games of beings beyond his understanding, his death turned out to be the starting point of a new . . .

A serialized novel.
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Contractor by Cryden

A single man fights against spirits, demons, and even gods to defend his people.

The Alvaren War is finally over, and peace is finally descending on the human world. But before White Hand can allow the dust to clear, he has one final task; to destroy the last vestige of the Banelings, the as-of-yet undefeated enemies of humanity. But just as he begins his final adventure, catastrophe strikes and his closest friends find themselves . . .

A serialized novel, updating monthly.
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Fiona of Fail by Fiona

An account of the life, loves, triumphs and failures of woman heralded as the world’s greatest warrior told in her own words. . . .

A serialized novel.
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Korber’s Reflections by d. fay

The journal of korber ap grumbly, a greater apprentice in the crafting of Eoc’s Blood. His wife is dead, his best friend is dead (they are both melded with him in his mind), and he is being hunted by the society of the elite and his own kind—the terreni. . . .

An abandoned blogfic.
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Editor’s First Impression

By Palladian, editor, author of Super

Mar 9, 2014: The Graystone Saga is a somewhat standard sword-and-sorcery fantasy setup, but it managed to capture my interest fairly well regardless. In short order, we’re introduced to a mysterious woman (the Lady Gray), her taciturn male companion (Sabastian), and the narrator, Tobiah, who meets the two during a confrontation and becomes injured while trying to protect the lady. I found the initial descriptions of the characters engaging, and the subsequent interaction kept me interested to find out more about all of them, and to see how they would gel as a [more . . .]

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Somewhere between okay and good, needs time to mature

By TanaNari, author of Price

Nov 15, 2015: The purple prose is strong with this one, especially at first. It’s not a painful read, like some I’ve reviewed before, but it’s a slow read. Most chapters could be cut in half without costing a single important detail.

The overall numbers are a straight 3.5 in every arena- more than adequate, good even, but needing time and improvement. I almost wish I’d come to this story later, after seeing where the plot was taking itself . . . then I might be able to [more . . .]

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