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Elisa Bonnin By ElisaABonnin Updated 5 days ago

Atasha Serrino was on the rise. A young mage in a country where magic is rare, Tash had everything he ever wanted. Magic, friends, love, a promising military career. People expected great things from him. Things were looking up. And Tash was on top of the world. 

Until the day everything came crashing down, taking one of his friends and Tash's right leg in the process. 

Now, Tash has nothing. No friends, no family. With one friend a traitor, another dead, and his career in ashes behind him,  Tash is back at the beginning again. He finds himself in Alliance City, the largest metropolis in the Republic, and where he was once starting to be respected, now he's nothing more than a crippled soldier, and worse, a Hantha, a member of a much-maligned racial minority. With rent payments piling up and no relief in sight, Tash would want nothing more than to be left alone to die. 

But that isn't what fate has in store for him. And when he stumbles on a job maintaining a clocktower in Alliance, a relic of a bygone age just like him, Tash will rediscover his own inner fire. 

With nothing left to him, surrounded by the ashes of the man he once was, Tash will rise. 


  • adventure
  • amputee
  • bisexual
  • deaf-character
  • disabled
  • elements
  • epicfantasy
  • firstdraft
  • friendship
  • highfantasy
  • industrialization
  • magic
  • military
  • misfits
  • multicultural
  • poc
  • prosthetic
  • racism-issues
  • recovery
  • trauma
  • veteran
  • wattys2019
  • weird-western
  • worldbuilding