Book I: The Gathering (ch. 5)

Jade Bailey

the fifth chapter - about time, too! this is quite a short chapter, so gets a short description - only 2 narrators this time. the talgad make a grim discovery as they pass by daria (couple days away from naencorran), and morgan makes an... interesting acquaintance...

Book I: The Gathering (ch. 6)

Jade Bailey

the sixth chapter, probably one of the worst so far. an inevitable lapse into pure cheesiness can be experienced here... but you have my word, i will make up for it later. may even rewrite this chapter to some extent; i haven't touched it for a while and there's a lot i'm not happy with. anyway, it's divided into two narrations - that of sianrel and that of morgan. and this is where their paths inevitably cross for the first time...

Book I: The Gathering (ch. 9)

Jade Bailey

a return to double-narratorness, at least for a while. this chapter is really more there to use up space than anything, and i struggled over what to include in it for a while. still, i'm fairly pleased with some of the writing here. morgan and malynn watch the men training, and for the first time a bit of the story is told from malynn's perspective. her character needs more development.

Of Humans and Elves, Prologue

Ben Cameron

These events occur some forty years prior to the rest of the story and deal with the unfortunate instance of a young man being born with too many gifts and unable to hide it forever from prying and dangerous eyes. This came from the inspiration of a map a drew some years ago as well as some of my earlier story attempts.

The Coming of the Forest King (poem)

Melia Arney

I wrotes this several years ago and I've always been rather attached to it. It makes me want to go dance in a fairy ring.

Book I: The Gathering (ch. 1)

Jade Bailey

the first chapter of the first book of ravenspeed, set 16 years after the windstorm (which should be read first if you want to make any sense of this). this introduces one of the main characters, morgan (original name, eh? :P), and features some nasty icky bloody stuff. and a chap called matthew, being a bastard. i'm rather proud of some of the description in it, although i admit the dialogue might seem a bit stiff in places...

The Gathering

Herb Piercy IV

A Gathering of would-be-heroes...

Mushrooms & Rabbit Fur

Ashley Wynn

A chance encounter in the woods and a fair trade enable a young woman and her smallest brother to escape a life as slaves. This story was inspired by Sabrina Seltenreich's picture.

Judgement Day

Emily Morgan

Part two in the 'Earth, sea, and Air Trilogy'. I was in a transition stage... Help, please.

The Gathering - Prelude

Eva Moulen

Prelude to the epic tale 'Apocalyptica'. To Jaime, who makes it all worthwhile.

Conspiracy of War

Synthia Walker

this story tells of the gathering and the beginning of the conspiracy that brought out the Necronian War, which lasted over 75 years.

Book I: The Gathering (ch. 10)

Jade Bailey

the last bit of the first book, very different to the rest of it. the character featured here was one of my more successful characters from collaborative writing, so i decided to have him put in a cameo here. whether or not he will become a more important figure remains to be decided, but i really enjoy writing him. am very pleased with this, short as it is.

Book I: The Gathering (ch. 8)

Jade Bailey

i finally got around to finishing this off! yay! although dialogue isn't too commonplace in my style of writing, i can't remember the last time i wrote something with so much thinking in it. back at the naencorran firiemh base, sianrel is lost, as ever, in his own thoughts - the quest both daunts and annoys him, particularly as he feels (quite rightly) that the ravenspeed has no faith in men so young. he struggles to make sense of what is happening, and, as you might expect, his fellow soldiers hardly make it easy for him...

Book I: The Gathering (ch. 7)

Jade Bailey

*dons pythonesque voice* 'and now, for something completely different...' *clears throat* i wanted to vary the perspectives a little bit, hence this rather short chapter. apart from wanting to break up all the back-and-forth morgan and sianrel narrative that probably drags after a while, i thought it would be interesting to have a look at the opinion taken by 'the dark side', so to speak. makes for something rather different, i think you'll agree. the narrator here, paron isvar (note that 'paron' means 'father' in mekuhvan), just like all other mekuhvans and members of the raethgeva, believes that all spelaethians are horrendously evil, while he himself is a force of good - a complete reversal of what the spelaethians think, of course. so i tried to make him seem more like a man who thought he was doing the right thing than someone who is downright evil. of course, the fact that his dear friend fièlgevan is naturally a nasty piece of work doesn't help. but then again, in every situation you'll always get a few nasty people, no matter who they're fighting for... here we go, then. mind the accented e's. they like their accented e's in mekuhva, believe you me...

The Growing Shadows (part one)

Liz Colby

This is part one of a very weird Vampire story that won't get itself out of my head....I'll add more in time...AND A BIG WARNING...THIS HAS NOT GONE THROUGH spell check broke and freezes when I try to use it...give me some time here to fix it...


Thomas Gibbs

...To fly with a Dragon would be incredible indeed! These are more of my lyrics for my band, Seraphim Dreaming.