The Duchess Gambit

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Series Begun:
2017-04-07
Series Updated:
2020-07-12
Description:

AU. Inspired by Ellen Kushner's Riverside universe.

Stories of a young Duchess Lucy Heartfilia and her relationships with the people of Crocus: from her fellow nobles in the Hill, the scholars and foreign traders in the Middle City, and the cunning thieves and swordsmen in the streets of Magnolia.

Notes:

This is a series of stories set in the same universe but not necessarily in chronological order. There will be a recurring plotline, but expect each installation to be more like a snippet in a long course of events. Main pairing will be Natsu/Lucy/Loke in a poly romantic relationship and Freed/Laxus/Mira as a poly queerplatonic relationship. Implied romantic Freed/Laxus and Mira/Cana. A lot of my usual character dynamics have been switched up.

The stories can be read in any order, most of them can be stand-alone.
For optimal dramatic effect + reveals, it's best to read them in the order they were published.
But in case you want to read them chronologically, which is great too, the chronological timeline so far is:

1.) House Dreyar
2.) The Duke's Wife
3.) Young Dragons
4.) Stella and Salamander
5.) Convocation
6.) Song of the Rain

Series if marked as complete as author has been committed to other fandoms and personal projects.
It's more of a hiatus. There are two more stories planned, but they won't be coming anytime soon. ^^;;
- A Sword for Iris
- Magnolia's Get

ART, MOODBOARDS & EXTRAS can be found at my #ft-riverside-au tag on Tumblr.

Stats:
Words:
143,295
Works:
6
Complete:
Yes
Bookmarks:
63

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