A North American, post apocalyptic epic fantasy...
It is 1,692 years after the "Great Death" nearly wiped humanity from the face of the Earth, and a new civilization has risen from the ashes. A tenuous union of four semi-autonomous kingdoms has reached its Tercentennial, and the realm's nobles are gathering to elect a new Supreme Chancellor. When a surprise victor emerges, the immediate consensus is of a choreographed scandal. The Union threatens to rupture into civil war.
The Razed Ruins is a draft, a work-in-progress, strongly in need of your feedback. The epic saga has some of the classic tropes of high fantasy that fans of Game of Thrones, The Wheel of Time or The First Law series will recognize, but twists them in a pleasing and unique direction. The world is recognizably North American, as certain aspects of our modern culture have survived through the apocalypse but evolved into something new.
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***AUTHOR'S NOTE*** The Razed Ruins is an attempt at fantasy realism, which means realistic features of such a time period (violence, swearing, sex) are present in the novel. Expect a comparable amount of such content as one finds in popular fantasy epics like A Song of Fire & Ice, The First Law, Prince of Thorns, etc. Should you object to such content, or be too young, it is not recommended that you read this novel. (i.e. I don't want any comments objecting to this content because, I warned you....
- Prologue: The Letter
- Chapter 1.1: Princes and a Princess
- Chapter 1.2: Conspirators
- Chapter 1.3: To the White City
- Chapter 2.1: Thronethief
- Chapter 2.2: The Bloody Hand
- Chapter 3.1: The Broach
- Chapter 3.2: A More Serious Mind
- Chapter 4.1: Elect
- Chapter 4.2: Sleeping Beast
- Chapter 5.1: Attendance
- Chapter 5.2: The Selection Ceremony
- Chapter 6: An Unlikely Savior
- Chapter 7.1: The Rose Sisters
- Chapter 7.2: Favor of a Rose
- Chapter 8: The Spies
- Chapter 9: Consequences
- Chapter 10.1: The Cartographer
- Chapter 11.1: Salt Market
- Chapter 11.2: The Book
- Chapter 12.1: Lilia
- Chapter 12.2: The Plot
- Chapter 12.3: Payment
- Chapter 13: Theories
- Chapter 14.1: The Great Death
- Chapter 14.2: The OPH
- Chapter 14.3: Tryst
- Chapter 15: Gladiators
- Chapter 16.1: Lord Fornes
- Chapter 16.2: Attempt to Escape
- Chapter 17.1: The Bad Swimmer
- Chapter 17.2: Hearings & Deliberations
- Chapter 17.3: At Last, A New Chancellor