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    The Reader is lying down in the Sandfolds after an unpleasant trip down the Sclorian river when a group that refers themselves as the Chastity stops and rescues her. Now, as their designated Reader, she is supposed to carry them through the Rites for a chance at liberation from the Downside. Will she be able to do that in a triumvirate composed by former members of the Commonwealth upper class, who think that the only way of winning is by bending the rules and bribing their opponents?

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    22,658
    Chapters:
    10/?
    Comments:
    33
    Kudos:
    9
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    175
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    The Reader is building something, and Hedwyn is interested.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,572
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    11
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    47
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    Sometimes when her mother was weary enough, when her father’s been gone too long on the Bloodborder, she’d tell her, in hushed tones, about the Harps.
    She barely remembers the tales now, but one sentence haunts her still:
    “They are us, Jodariel. Perhaps they have wings and talons and soar higher than we can imagine, but we share the same curse: we are people.”

    Or
    They start on opposite ends. They don't end that way.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    34,572
    Chapters:
    4/?
    Comments:
    11
    Kudos:
    23
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    173
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    These are the entries I wrote
    About a guy who broke my heart.

    "You won the breakup," I tell him. "Congratulations."

    // danshowell

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    22,599
    Chapters:
    9/13
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    26
    Hits:
    527
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    "May I remind you, lovely reader, that I am a wraith. Haunting is a bit of my business. It is one of my many deep and incomprehensible powers. "

    In which Sandra the Unseeing is very old, very bored, and very in denial.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,070
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    14
    Kudos:
    32
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    179
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    When you make a promise, you ought to keep it, whatever it takes. But nothing is ever that simple in the Downside. After finding a Reader in the Sandfolds, Hedwyn makes a promise - but is it a promise that he can keep, without breaking certain other vows he made? Can he bring himself to make good on his word when so much has changed since he gave it? Is it even physically possible? He never expected to be faced with such questions, but as he and his friends are plunged into the Rites, he'll fight to find the best answers he can - whatever it takes.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    7,389
    Chapters:
    5/?
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    16
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    195
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    You are a Normal Person, living a Normal Life, because Magic doesn’t exist. Until it does, and your life stops being Normal.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,798
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    33
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    169
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    Are you running out of Stardust? Can't wait until Falcon Ron restocks?

    Tariq has just the trick.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,437
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    16
    Hits:
    177
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    Volfred Sandalwood copes with the fallout of the original Nightwings' last Rite.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,265
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    24
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    150
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    When an outbreak of plague threatens the tenuous peace in the newly formed Sahrian Union, Hedwyn must return to the Bloodborder for the first time since his exile. His mission? Escort a certain cranky old doctor back to his old post...

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    14,450
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    33
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    338
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    Thoughts were foggy for the first few-- how long even was it? Weeks? Mere days? It all rolled together into a confusing mess in the Reader's mind. Starvation, dehydration, and other such suffering weren't known to do wonders for the mind. So of course, in the fog of near-death, the first friendly face, one who fed and sheltered and cared for them, would resemble a cherished friend from long ago. The Reader brushed the thought aside, focusing on survival, on the sound of Hedwyn's voice.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    658
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    21
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    169
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    “Volfred?”

    “Yes?” he asks, not looking up.

    “Will you write my final words?”

    His pen stills, as does Pamitha's attending to her hair.

    “...When the time comes, and only if you wish it.”

    “It has, and I do.”

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,659
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    11
    Kudos:
    39
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
    348
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    The lightning flared — and, for just a moment, the figure was illuminated in stark white light.
    It was Oralech. It had to be. It could be nobody else.

     An encounter on the seas of the Deathless Tempest leads to a confrontation within the Nightwings' blackwagon. Oralech has a message for his former allies.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,988
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    25
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    247
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    What was the worst that could happen?

    The door opening to reveal none other than Pamitha answered her question immediately.

    Pamitha looked at her.

    She looked at Pamitha.

    She would kill Oralech for this.

    [Pamitha and Jodariel are injured, but perhaps together they'll find a way to heal.]

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,344
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    25
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    292
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    At the end of another year, Sandra and The Reader still have each other.

    Written for velvetsmagilou on tumblr as part of Supergiant Games Secret Santa 2k17.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,119
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    25
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    310
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    You can feel vibrations at the edge of your awareness, a faint distracting ever-present hum; but the Crystal doesn’t call for you. You cannot help whistling tunelessly under your breath as you steer the blackwagon, an old nervous habit, but you keep your eyes on the horizon and leave her be.
    She’ll call when she needs you. If she needs you. If you can even be of assistance with...whatever is happening.
    Still, you cannot shake your sense that something is badly wrong. 

    (The Reader is about to face a difficult decision.)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,655
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    13
    Kudos:
    63
    Bookmarks:
    11
    Hits:
    408
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    The story of trying to undo the mistakes of the past and the present.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    44,339
    Chapters:
    21/?
    Comments:
    213
    Kudos:
    119
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    2360
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    The thought of rescue is too tantalizing for the Nightwings to ignore. Though the Downside remains a dark and painful memory they set out to seek a path that even the Scribes failed to find; a way to set free their friends from exile.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,713
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    11
    Hits:
    205
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    “You know,” he says, suppressing a weak cough, “I’d like to learn how to read.”

    Or: Hedwyn and The Reader, over the course of the Rites.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,875
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    7
    Kudos:
    35
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    335
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    As the weather gets harsh on Mount Alodiel, the Reader finds herself strangely at liberty.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,499
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    52
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    374

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