Times are hard in the mountain city of Fellsmarch. Reformed thief Han Alister will do almost anything to eke out a living for his family. The only thing of value he has is something he can't sell-the thick silver cuffs he's worn since birth. They're clearly magicked-as he grows, they grow, and... read more
A thousand years ago The terrible Demon King, a powerful wizard, abducted Queen Hellena and held her captive at his stronghold and held off armies of wizards and warriors from all the Fells. He sundered and shattered the world to keep his prize, but was defeated all the same. As punishment the... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
A thousand years ago The terrible Demon King, a powerful wizard, abducted Queen Hellena and held her captive at his stronghold and held off armies of wizards and warriors from all the Fells. He sundered and shattered the world to keep his prize, but was defeated all the same. As punishment the Spirit Clans of the Mountains destroyed all of the wizard talismans they find. Wizards could no longer marry the Queen of the Fells, and other constrictions were made upon the wizards.
Today tensions have begun to escalate as Queen Marianna continues to show favoritism towards High Wizard Gavan Bryar. Civil war for the Crown between brothers have been going on for almost a decade to the south. Men leave for the war as mercenaries in droves to find a way to feed their families. leading to the hiring of foreign mercenaries to serve as the regular army. The City Guard is littered with the corrupt and unjust.
the city streets are ruled by two major gangs. The district closest to Fellsmarch Castle is called South Bridge, the nobles and/or their servants gather to buy whatever they may need and it's not unusual for some of them to find some things missing, the members from the major gang that rules South Bridge are called "southies".The poor quarter is called "Ragmarket". Hanson "Cuffs" Alister, former Street-Lord of Ragmarket, struggles to scrape an honest living for his widowed mother and innocent younger sister.
Raisa ana'Marianna is the elder of the two daughters of Queen Marianna ana'Lissa (and the Royal Consort Averill Lightfoot Demonai, of the Demonai Spirit Clan). And her Coming of Age ceremony is fast approaching, and so are marriage proposals. She wants to enjoy things as they are for the time being, but fate will not so easily allow such things.
Grab a copy and read it to find out how these two are connected, and why so many things are amiss behind the scenes...
“"Trouble's gonna come your way regardless," Lucius said. "Might as well have some firepower to deal with it."”Lucius Frowsley
“"I'm thinking that there are other reasons not to murder people beyond the fact there's no swag in it, as you say."”Jemson
“"It'd be better if you'd dressed as a boy," Amon said, "It'd be better if you were ugly."She guessed that was some kind of compliment.”Amon Byrne
“"Magret says I'm willful and spoiled. My mother says I'm stubborn. I do try to get my own way, but I think it's because I'll never get my way on anything that matters." She looked up at him. "I won't get to choose where I live, or who I marry, or even who my friends are. My time will never be my own."”Raisa ana'Marianna
Chapter One: The Hunt
Chapter Two: Unintended Consequences
Chapter Three: Ambushed
Chapter Four: A Dance of Suitors
Chapter Five: Old Stories
Chapter Six: Fellsmarch
Chapter Seven: In The Glass Garden
Chapter Eight: Lessons to Be Learned
Chapter Nine: Eyes and Ears
Chapter Ten: Back in the Maze
Chapter Eleven: Sanctuary
Chapter Twelve: Bread and Roses
Chapter Thirteen: The Raggers
Chapter Fourteen: On The Wrong Side of the Law
Chapter Fifteen: Strange Bedfellows
Chapter Sixteen: Demons in the Street
Chapter Seventeen: Party Warfare
Chapter Eighteen: On The Borderland
Chapter Nineteen: Name Day
Chapter Twenty: Willo and Bird
Chapter Twenty-One: Blood and Roses
Chapter Twenty-Two: Desperate Measures
Chapter Twenty-Three: Name Day 2
Chapter Twenty-Four: Unholy Ceremony
Chapter Twenty-Five: The End Of Days
Chapter Twenty-Six: Secrets Revealed
Chapter Twenty-Seven: Gifted