A Song for Two Voices

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Series Begun:
2018-02-04
Series Updated:
2019-01-18
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This is a rationalist and effective altruist take on the Last Herald-Mage trilogy, inspired by HPMOR, r!Animorphs: The Reckoning, and other works. From a starting point of "what if the characters were trying to be reasonable?" and "what if Leareth was a human being with real, complex motivations, rather than a cartoon villain?" I am seeing where it goes.

Meta note: this fic is accessible regardless of whether you’ve read canon, as confirmed by most of my beta readers. Fair warning that it starts out a little slow, and book 1 is kind of a different genre from book 2 onward. Additional warning that book 2 onward gets *really grimdark* and this doesn't really let up. I have between 9-11 volumes planned.

Major themes include the complexity of thinking about ethics, the challenge of taking on problems in the world that seem insurmountable, and trying to do good while dealing with serious mental health issues. The characters do not start out masters of rationality, but they do learn from their mistakes and grow as people, and do their best to help support each other.

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506,967
Works:
5
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27

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