Into the Underwood

Into the Underwood

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J.L. Robertson By LittleBird317 Completed

For the better part of thirteen years, Sylvia has trained under her mother to become the best dressmaker in London. Though skilled with a needle, she possesses some more peculiar "talents" she must keep hidden: namely, the ability to bring embroidery to life. But when the Blitz strikes in 1940, she is sent away from the city to the Dartmoor woodlands where she is abducted by Der Erlkönig, the supernatural king of legendary and literary fame. Insisting that her family owes him a debt, he brings her to the Underwood to work as an indentured servant in a world of spirits and monsters. It is there that she meets Sasha, a Ukrainian huntress seeking refuge from the Soviet Union. As the two women become closer, Sylvia's "talents" slip from her control, bringing the more unusual aspects of her needlework to the King's attention. Only then is she offered an opportunity to settle her family's debt and return home to her own world. 

Awards: 
2nd Place Winner of the LGBT Hidden Gems 2018 Awards
1st Place Winner of the Super Awards 2018