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  1. Public Bookmark 22

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    "Be with me when I lie down; you promised me this in an earlier life." –Mirabai

     

    (Beds are not inherently sexual. There is nothing torrid or amorous about a bed. This is what Caleb is telling himself, anyway, when he agrees to share his with Jester.)

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    18 Jan 2019

  2. Public Bookmark *

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    Take History. Add Dragons. Stir until a Genius makes friends with them and things explode. Take the resulting stock of Hiccup and tamed dragons and set it to simmering in 1040 AD, in the Scottish Hebrides. Add more Kings, Emperors, Romans, Vikings, Conquerors, Spies, Warriors, Thieves, Knights and Nobles, to taste. Take cover, and sit back to watch the fireworks.

    In Real Life, 1040 was the tail end of the Viking Age; Europe was 50 years from the First Crusade; the Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches have not yet formally split, William the Conqueror is a frightened teenager in Normandy, the Byzantine Empire is collapsing after a revival under one of their great emperors, and the great Viking Harald Hardrada is a Varangian mercenary there, while the Caliphates are having a rough time from the new Seljuk Empire and their own internal tensions. The most corrupt Pope in history holds Rome, the Reconquista of Spain is underway after the collapse of the Caliphate of Cordoba, and the Norse religion is a pale shadow of what it once was, hanging on around the Baltic Sea, Iceland, Greenland... and the Hebrides.

    And into that heady mix, there is now Hiccup and Berk.

    Yeah, history won't know what hit it.

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    14 Jan 2019

  3. Public Bookmark 2

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    Jester has a question. Caleb is always willing to help her figure things out, even when it hurts.

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    05 Jan 2019

  4. Public Bookmark 11

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    Jester Lavorre's figure skating career ended five years ago when her senior debut season ended in disaster. Caleb Widogast, a promising young ice dancer, dropped off the face of the earth five years ago when he had a mysterious falling out with his coach and his partner. By chance, they end up returning to skating, both under the tutelage of Jester's mother, a renowned coach. When the idea of pairing them together arises, it's a risky bet, but one that could put them both back on the world stage.

    Jester hopes to make it work with her new partner, but they seem like complete polar opposites. Can they really make a good pair? Or will the stresses of the sport keep them from ever truly connecting? Jester loves her new surroundings and the ragtag family she's been adopted into, but Caleb eludes her- and his past may not stay past forever.

    Also, Jester definitely doesn't have a crush. Definitely not.

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    05 Jan 2019

  5. Public Bookmark 12

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    Caleb is a servant at the Lavish Chateau, trying to keep his head down. Jester is a complication in his plans.

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    02 Jan 2019

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