3 Works in Cliopher "Kip" Mdang & Gaudy Vawen
31 Jul 2022
They were waiting to greet him in the tower, his mother and grandmother and Leona, and even Uncle Kip—he was Uncle Kip here, undoubtedly, dressed in shabby linen tunic and sarong and looking thoroughly Islander, thoroughly relaxed. Gaudy felt a strange sense of vertigo, looking at him, with the layers of court robes heavy on his own shoulders and a sailor shouting in a Solaaran accent behind him. Then the moment stretched and snapped, and a wave of rightness washed over him. Home again.
Saya Kalikiri had had an odd twinkle in her eye when she granted him this sudden holiday, unasked for, and handed him a stack of dispatch cases taller than he was to work through on the trip out. He was to have a week's holiday in the Vangavaye-ve, and no work to do on the journey back, so he certainly couldn't complain. He saw that same twinkle now in the eyes of his family as they greeted him, and was confirmed in his suspicions that the trip was for more than a job well done.
23 Jun 2022
Gaudy Vawen is leaving home to follow his uncle. Eldo Vardes is doing the same to defy his father. Zaoul wants to find the answers to questions only he is asking, and Tully wants to find problems only she can sort out. They collide in Solaara, where they find the Imperial Bureaucratic Service poised to aid the greatest transition in government since the Fall.
And also, where they find themselves the somewhat-captive but very intrigued peanut gallery to the lives of both Cliopher Mdang and His Radiancy the Emperor.
A retelling of parts of Hands of the Emperor through the the sometimes-comprehending, often-bemused, always-intrigued eyes of Gaudy, Tully, Zaoul, and Eldo as they grow and advance in the Service.
Rekindling the Sun's Heart, being a ballad by the returned great poet Fitzroy Argusell by RoundedLoaf
19 Apr 2022
In which the Most Excellent Viceroy of Zunidh hears there is a song written about him.