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Rebirth in Darkness by Shroudphoenix

Things that crawl in the shadows, spirits of unsettled dead, arcane mysteries in our current age . . . Fiction, Fantasy, Imagination. Each person can be reborn at least once in his own mind. Each one of us can close his eyes and picture himself as something different, finding in the myths the courage to maintain his stability in the pressing life that encircles . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated weekly.
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The Admonishments of Kherishdar by M.C.A. Hogarth

Crime and Punishment in an Alien World

In Kherishdar, when a person commits a crime, they become their sin. . . .  Suicide. Rape. Child Abuse. Addiction. Twenty-five crimes. Twenty-five stories. Twenty-five narrators . . . and one minister over them all, to judge, convict and Correct the faulty: the priest who serves Shame. This companion volume to The Aphorisms of Kherishdar explores the wayward and their journey back to society, offering . . .

A collection of stories.
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Hy’Ruh-Ha by J. Ander

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 . . .

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Deus En Machina by Josh Craig

A story of loss and victory, magic and machines, gods and mortals and discovering what it takes to save the world. Led by the vision of the consulary and protected by the dedication of the mage-knights, the world has found peace at last. Or so people believe, but the truth is far less comforting. In this time of peace . . .

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Strange Folds by Akashdeep Singh

As the city of Drién in the kingdom of Thydane is busy in making merriment, there are foul minds afoot, making plans to penetrate the defense of the kingdom. Farther the story moves on, the characters are revealed and on goes the plot into twists, mysteries, battles, escapes, death, glory and so the adventure unfolds into a journey of a . . .

An abandoned novel.
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Reverie Flight by Shaeor

Let me tell you a story about you.

The dead are waking. They are taking to clouded flight, westward as the wind carries. They cannot stay, they cannot relent. The sky is an ocean, the mountains a pit, the dark is a light. The waters provide and the king is dead, the sun so long hidden by the moon. Hear the music of the spheres and fly. Now, . . .

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And The Skies Fell by S. L. Gray

When the gods interfere, the sky might just fall.

An emperor is assasinated. An heir prepares to take his throne. A young man dies, wakes, and relives his past to save the world from the workings of a mad god. And The Skies Fell is a high/epic fantasy novel being told in weekly installments until its completion. Follow Tolya, the heir to an Empire under threat . . .

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BLACK BLOSSOM

The Menace from Earth

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Jan 5, 2013: This is a brilliant, unusual work; a triumph of world building. In some ways it shadows how the feudal Japanese culture reacted to their first encounters with Europeans during the Edo period (although the Al-Naidoori seem more gentle!). Without a doubt, it is exquisite writing. The only problem I had with it was I felt some interesting plot elements (including those centred around the black blossom of the title) were glossed over or left unexplained, in favour of focusing on the relationship of the two protagonists. Or perhaps I [more . . .]

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ECHO OF THE AGES

Moves slow, but certainly worth a look

By Ria Fritz, author of Maywitch

Aug 26, 2016: Holy epic fantasy, Batman! If you’re a fan of descriptive, vivid fantasy stories with a refreshingly original premise, you’re in for a treat. Though the plot advances slowly, the well-written prose is a treat in and of itself. Unfortunately, the exposition gets excessive at times, which keeps this review from being 4 or 4.5 stars.

The author does an amazing job reeling the reader into a story that’s half Indiana Jones, half Lord of the Rings. A good portion of the [more . . .]

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