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The Gods are Bastards by D. D. Webb

Wizards, elves and cowboys

It was a land of sword and sorcery, knights and castles, adventure and heroics . . . but that was a thousand years ago. The Gods are Bastards brings high fantasy forward into the Industrial Revolution, to a more complicated and more cynical era. In the world of Tiraas, an ancient Church is making its final grab for ultimate power, an upstart young . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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The Legion of Nothing by Jim Zoetewey

Not all superheroes are bigger than life

The Legion of Nothing is the story of Nick Klein and what happens when he takes on the identity (and powered armor) of “The Rocket.” Originally his grandfather’s superhero identity, the powered armor comes with a lot of baggage. Ranging from his grandfather’s service in World War II to connections with other heroes (and villains), the past has a . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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Ward by wildbow

The Rules Have Changed

Sequel to Worm, Ward features a change of protagonists and takes place after the events of the first work. Spoilers below. The unwritten rules that govern the fights and outright wars between ‘capes’ have been amended: everyone gets their second chance. It’s an uneasy thing to come to terms with when notorious supervillains and even monsters are playing . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Touch by Rhythm

A survival story

People make mistakes. Not exactly inspiring, I know. But it’s true. Even the best of intentions can lead to bad decisions, and those decisions can come to haunt people down the line. It doesn’t make us evil. In fact, I’d say it’s what makes us human. This is a story about mistakes and the group of children who . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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The Coven by Bridgett Kay

One girl plots her own path by starlight.

Aeterna is a kingdom ruled by order, where everyone knows their place. The shy Miss Grace Ainsworth never expected to find herself to flung into a world of chaos, but after her marriage to Lord Frey, everything changes. Soon, Grace is torn between her love for the cosmic order of the stars and a coven that seeks to take power . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Summus Proelium by Cerulean

Cassidy Evans lives in a world of superheroes and supervillains. Born to a rich, prestigious family who genuinely and openly love and care for her, she has never truly wanted for anything. It is, in so many ways, a fairy tale life. But Cassidy is about to learn that fairy tales come at a cost. Witnessing something horrific, something . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Heretical Edge by Cerulean

When Felicity ‘Flick’ Chambers boards the bus for the first day of her junior year in high school, the most important thing on her mind is how to make everyone else take the school newspaper as seriously as she does. As a self-styled investigative reporter, she’s spent years picking through the monotony of her small town to find those few . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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The Good Student by mooderino

Life is a test.

Nic Tutt is a good student. He excels at all subjects. But his education serves only one purpose—to gain entry into the Ransom School. Ransom is the most prestigious school in the country. Its alumni are destined to become the future leaders of Ranvar. Politicians, statesemen and, in some exceptional cases, mages. Only the brightest and the best get . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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The Flying Cloud, R-505 by Paul Gazis

Set in a world of the 1920’s that might have been, this is a tale of airships, adventure, gallant gentlemen, and sultry island maidens. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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The Zombie Knight Saga by George M. Frost

Death is coming. And he wants to help.

A young man dies, and a grim reaper offers to revive him in exchange for servitude. Responsibilities include saving other people’s lives and occasionally fighting unspeakable horrors. But this particular young man is cripplingly shy. No, seriously. He can barely even speak to people. It’s really bad. Takes place in the modern fantasy world of Eleg. . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Katalepsis by HY

A web serial of cosmic horror, urban fantasy, and making friends with strange people

Nightmares and hallucinations have plagued Heather Morell all her life. Diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child after the loss of her twin—a sister who never really existed—now struggling with her mental health at university, Heather teeters on the verge of giving up on life. A chance meeting ends in a revelation: she is not crazy, her visions are all . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Tapestry by Lucy Weaver

a tale of empire

The intense, complicated, intriguing, journal of a noble lady. . . .

An ongoing blogfic, with new posts infrequently.
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DAWNWALKER

At first glance, it’s solid, new-friends fiction

By Chris Poirier, editor

Oct 6, 2008: Note: I’m reviewing Dawnwalker now, after only 5 chapters, as we have a bit of a backlog of reviews, presently. I will rewrite this review later, once I’ve had time to finish the whole novel. Something I will definitely be doing.

Dawnwalker is a nice, pleasant, modern fiction read. The story follows Randy, Crystal, and Myleigh, three university students at Northern Michigan University in 1995. Crystal and Myleigh are roommates, while Randy is taking some kayaking lessons from Crytal, an uber-jock [more . . .]

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THE DROWNED

The Future is Murky

By J.A. Waters, author of From the Moon: Home

Oct 24, 2015: Humanity floats on. Earth is flooded and they have no choice to do otherwise. Great communities of drifters cling together with the help of water-trees and superstition. Huddled together in the shallow seas, suspicion and taboo are the shields wielded against a harsh world.

The Drowned follows the life of Gwyn, an introverted drifter living with an alcoholic father. Together they make the best of their little raft in the years after losing family to storms and disease. This world’s planetary [more . . .]

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