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Dis Acedia by ChessKingRed

A dark fantasy tale

Boredom is the downside of immortality. The world of Dis is a prison, a hellish maze of mountain-sized walls, a patchwork of lost kingdoms and nightmarish realms at the edge of reality; a place where magic and monsters are both real and dangerous. Crafted by a mad god, Dis serves only one purpose: to entertain its jailer. Dis is . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Addergoole by Lyn Thorne-Alder

Love, lust, ownership, exploration, and coming-of-age in a strange and novel world hidden beneath the known.

Addergoole is a contemporary fantasy story with erotic and dark-fantasy elements. Set in a world which is, on the surface, much like our own, Addergoole follows three students as they enter a strange, new school and discover just how much they don’t know about themselves, their parents, or their world. . . .

A complete novel.
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Addergoole: Year 9 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

How far down does the rabbit-hole go?

The new students to the Addergoole School knew it wasn’t going to be an ordinary boarding school from the start: it was in the middle of nowhere, and nobody’s parents were telling them anything. When it turned out to be in a bunker, hidden under an old barn in a cornfield, some of them started to think that this was . . .

A complete novel.
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Rasa by Kevin Shi

Fear what you are when you are in control.

Free will, family, individuality: here, these are not rights, but commodities. Every living thing in Albumere is born with a tabula, a disk that grants its owner complete control over the person linked to it. The tabula represent an intoxicating power, a power that has many uses. With tabula, generals can form perfect armies of both beast and man . . .

An abandoned novel.
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dark, addictive and intriguing

By A. M. Harte, editor, author of Theatre of Horrors

Jul 24, 2009: With so many school/college type webserials out there, Addergoole comes as a breath of fresh air. For this is no ordinary school: this is a secret facility, a school for students who are part human, part something else.

Currently at 23 chapters (with some great bonus stories), the story follows the newest intake of students, and three of them in particular as they struggle to come to terms with a school that operates on an entirely different set of rules. The [more . . .]

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Mysterious and different

By swin, member

Jul 15, 2009: I was unsure about reading this story after reading ToMU and seeming countless stories about going off to college, but decided to give it a shot based on the reviews posted. It was definitely worthwhile and different enough from other coming-of-age stories to be original. The three main characters are rather serious, level-headed and complex, and the world they enter is mysterious with a sinister edge that colors their interpersonal relationships with the existing community and their growing self-knowledge.

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