Just a little taste test to tide you all over until I write the rest. Feedback is much appreciated as always. Ariel and Sundil face off *UPDATE* 14 February, 2004- Finally the chapter is finished! Consider it a Valentine's present.
Another lesson from the Lionar before Ariel and Sundil face the Adverse.
For all those of you out there- particularly Sarah Hogan- who enjoyed the prologue. Here's a little taste test to keep you tided over. Your feedback has been very much appreciated and continues to be so. My biggest fan tells me that this is tending towards a little too much detail. Opinions, anyone? **UPDATE 23/2/2003** Here is the first completed version of Chapter One. This still hasn't taken into account Sarah and Andrea's very valid point, because I am still not convinced that it applies when viewing the story as a whole instead of on a chapter by chapter basis. But if you disagree, by all means.... comment away **UPDATE 28/2/2003** I just wanted to say how blown away I am by the fantastic response to this piece. It truly is an honour. For those of you who are joining us through the Moderator's Choice link, I should point out that there is actually a prologue over the page to this piece, although it's not really necessary to find out what is going on
When the ruling Triumverate of Alumire form an alliance with the leaders of the giant owls- known as the Council of Feathers- a new form of warfare unit is born: the airborne combat team. Of course, being at the front line of this new development as a student of the Towers of Midnight Song, Ariel and the Banshees are asked to compose a manual about their experiences with this new development. This is Ariel's entry on Interspecies Communication.
All work and no play, as they say... After a long intermission Ariel Stardancer is back with a few new friends.
As suggested by the title, this piece was inspired by William Shakespeare's play of the same name. It's an older piece which came to me in the middle of the night and wouldn't leave me alone until I had written it down. I think it's probably my best rhyming poem to date.
This little piece was inspired by Alanis Morrissette's 'Uninvited' off the 'City of Angels' soundtrack. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the song. A quick question before you go. Which is the angel and which is the fallen? **UPDATE** 1 June 2003- Just some minor revision to rid the piece of grammatical errors. If I've missed anything please let me know. On revising it the similarity to the Subversion series really stood out. A precursor perhaps? One more side note before I go. I should stress that this has nothing to do with 'Awakening' or 'Ariel and the Lionar'. I just happen to like the name :)
And I know I may end up failing too But I know You were just like me With someone disappointed in you --from 'Numb' by Linkin Park Ariel has a chat with Celil-Gandil and muses on her future. This chapter seems very dense and I'm not sure I'm entirely happy with it, but since it's the second last chapter, I guess there's a lot to deal with. As usual, feedback is always very welcome.
Part Two begins, and it is time to introduce some of Ariel's friends and find out what she does when she's not being harassed by the Lionar.
A small poem from the main character of 'Awakening', Ariel Stardancer
I woke up one morning and found I had readers. These readers got angry with me while they waited for the next chapter. Finally it came down to a simple decision... write the next chapter or create a new identity to hide from the lynch mob outside. So here it is. It is a touch shorter than the previous chapters, but we are wrapping up Part One here. Having survived her master's test, Ariel finally discovers what he has deemed her worthy of.
Yes, we've made double figures. Part Three begins. Ariel recovers from her previous ordeal, the Lionar's 'lessons' start to become more erratic, and Sundil learns a lesson of his own.
By popular demand, a preview of the second chapter of Ariel Stardancer's tale **UPDATE 8/4/2003**- Well preview no longer. The completed chapter as it stands. Feedback is eagerly welcomed
Chapter 5 is a point in the story that i think is more filler then any thing else. i needed some thing to happen to get bandit to go some where so this is it
The Prelude, an introduction to the main character.
Erm. Lots and lots of mythology references all over the place. Odin's a Norse God, obviously. Erm. Muninn and Huginn were his Ravens. The Raven and the Wolf are frequently refered to as Harbingers of Death in Celtic and Norse mythology. Erm, Ariel is the Archangel of Beasts, Azrael is often quoted as the Archangel of Death. Raphael is quoted as being the Archangel of Healing. And if you don't know which Raven quoth 'Nevermore', then you shouldn't be reading poetry *Grins*.
Ariel takes some time out to reflect. Hopefully this should provide you all with a little background information. As always, feedback is most eagerly welcomed.
Who's the mysterious person Ariel and her friends have found lurking in the forest?~*~ After a very long wait, it is finally here. This has an interum dedication to Becca Lusher while I write her real story. I could never thank her enough for her friendship, patience and support.
Ariel must face her unknown attacker. This chapter is especially for the Countess, who challenged me to write it in record time. It's also for Sahaquiel, the elf behind the mask, if you will. This is just as much his story as mine. Update 9th April, 2007 -- Thank you to everyone for the feedback. I think I've fixed most of the errors except for the infodump. That may have to be dealt with by writing a new section and I wanted to finish the story first.