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Lost Haven: a master, his servant, and a disappearing island by Dusk Peterson (duskpeterson) for yingtai
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28 Dec 2013
Amidst a servant's nightmare, can a haven of hope be found?
Meredith has brought his beloved master to the island where he spent the happiest days of his childhood. But when danger descends upon them, they must seek refuge, and Meredith must confront the tantalizing sorrows and rewards of change.
You can read this story without having read the rest of the series.
"Then he remembered (on the edge of his memory, like a smudge of land on the horizon of the Bay) the reason that he and his father had lived alone on an island where once hundreds of people had lived."
- Part 1 of Waterman
"Ira had never beaten him, even though their pack-leader clearly found his constant suggestions to be annoying. That showed good sense."
Five boys. Five rainy days. Five opportunities for trouble.
- Part 9 of The Eternal Dungeon
- Part 6 of Life Prison
- Part 2 of Commando
- Part 1 of Michael's House
- Part 3 of Waterman
"When she was hired as a maid, no one told her that she'd hold the future of the Dozen Landsteads in her bosom."
It's sweeping day again, and her task seems straightforward: clean the dirt in her master's study and leave.
But Sally's master is no ordinary master, and Sally's sweeping could be the trigger for war. Finding herself in a dangerous trap, Sally must draw upon the wisdom of her allies in the servants' kitchen before disaster strikes.
- Part 2 of Young Toughs
"This is the right place for you, boy. They'll school you here to be a right-standing man, one who can keep control over his actions, like any good man should. You just got to keep yourself open to learn and to grow."
How far can trust grow, when you're in a place you despise?
Arrested for a crime he doesn't regret, Bat ends up handcuffed to a group of fellow city boys and sent on a long journey into the countryside. He knows that he is being transported to a prison for delinquent servant boys, but what form will his imprisonment take?
Tattooed with the rank-mark of servant, Bat must learn how to keep from losing his temper with the men who carry the keys to his freedom. But in the unbelievable world where he has been deposited, in which a genial master orders strict punishments and a servant acts like a master, will Bat be able to locate the door to his release? Which of his fellow prisoners can he trust to help him?
And will he survive long enough to find out?
Inspired by true events at a turn-of-the-century reform school, this novella (short novel) is set in an alternative version of the Chesapeake Bay region during the 1910s.
- Part 1 of Young Toughs
"Sometimes I feel that he is as mysterious as the gods, and that he is hiding something of vital importance from me. Something that would transform my life."
Few events are more thrilling in a young man's life than a blood feud between two villages. Or so Adrian thought.
Torn between affection toward his traditional-minded father and worship of his peace-loving, heretical priest, Adrian finds himself caught between two incompatible visions of his duty to the gods. Then the Jackal God sends Adrian a message that will disrupt his world and send him fleeing to a new and perilous life.
I'm serializing this novel weekly, but it's completely written and edited.
- Part 1 of The Three Lands