Welcome to my little corner.  I write to find a home for my characters in the hearts of readers who can make them live. I adore languages, the art of weaving ideas into tangible forms, and the craft of storytelling. Books, I believe, are portals that can transport you anywhere disguised as anyone, and libraries are like stations. Working as an attendant in one of these stations, I have learned that no book is for everyone, but every book can teach you something.  I pour my soul into every tale entrusted to me and invite you to find at least one piece to treasure. 

As far as my main projects go, the RALI series begins with Renegade. River's End is set at opposite end of the same universe. Both are character driven adventures with large casts, detailed worlds, and plenty of culture clash.

If you're looking for flowing fights, wry wit, cute creatures, and an array of weapons and talents, Renegade and RALI are for you.

If you prefer crazy arguments, balancing art and science, and clumsy, know-it-all narrators who discover they do not in fact know it all, then River's End will be a barrel of laughs and feels. Please come share it with me.

Reading order and other books:

RALI series
-Renegade [bk 1] (complete)
--Measure of a Messenger [companion novella] (complete)
--Stranger Skin [companion novella] (complete)
-Alliance [bk 2] (revising; updates Thursdays)

River Series:
-River's End vol I (complete)
-River's End vol II (ongoing; updates daily until it catches back up)

Synth dialogue-only stories
-Second (complete)
-Haze (complete)

Stand Alones:
Saving Grandpa [novella] (complete)

Words Apart [short story anthology]
-Currently has 10 stand-alone short stories.
-These were each written in 1 day.

Pages Floating in the Wind [random]
-Anecdotes from my life.

If you've read this far, don't just sit there quietly. Drop a message on my board, or better yet, enter one of these worlds and leave a comment. You might help me find my way back to reality.
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  • JoinedMay 13, 2016



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Thanks to the tropical storm, I was without internet for a while, but it's back now, so what should have been Alliance's regular Thursday update is up now.Excerpt:‘Please wake up.’She caught this...
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Stories by Taki Zyngtara
Renegade [RALI bk 1] by z_Taki
Renegade [RALI bk 1]
One to defeat ten thousand. Two to best a million. Such is the reputation of the Aylata, hybrids of the Napi...
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Alliance [RALI bk 2] by z_Taki
Alliance [RALI bk 2]
Myths live in the dark nooks of Alliance Space. Aberrant, who take. Adjuvants, who give. Both groups are hyb...
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River's End vol. I by z_Taki
River's End vol. I
Ignorance is a blade. Knowledge forms its hilt. This is the story of how I learn to wield that weapon. I am...
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