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rank 4157
word count 92654
date submitted 08.08.2012
date updated 15.08.2012
genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantas...
classification: moderate
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The Chronicles of Torlenth -- Ruins to Enclave -- Book One of the Starstone Canyon Trilogy

J. Kek Maloy

When an inter-dimensional rift-keeper is sentenced for his crimes of apathy, the biography of a world brings him closer to absolution.

 

It has been over ten thousand years since the final throes of the Great War when the world of Torlenth had faced a seemingly endless global civil war. The Great War’s origins came from the slaying of Dowser, the last chaos dragon and First Follower of Ortrekth, the prismatic god and creator of all dragon-kind. Endareth, the phoenix-winged god, flayed and cast into the Great Void Eytrnys his own brother Ortrekth for the crime against his own First Acolyte. During those many years, however, Ortrekth’s followers, cursed to bear markings similar to those of their now-skeletal deity, have sought out ways to bring their dragon god back to the power he had held before being cast down by Endareth. Deep below the dwarven stronghold of Starstone Canyon, a mythical metal has been unearthed. A natural stabilizer for magical energies, the metal is the very tool that the followers of Ortrekth need to release their god from his eternal prison. A small band of warriors, led by a druid with no memory of his past, make an effort to thwart the bestial hordes from taking Starstone Canyon, unaware of the metal and the ancient evil they have crossed in their endeavor.

 
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absolution, arcanists, avendar elf, barbarian, bestial races, biography, bone elf, canyon dwarf, canyonite, chronicles, clerics, crime and punishment,...

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Tod Schneider wrote 623 days ago

I like this very much! Chapter two is so active, visual and entertaining. You've made all aspects of the story interesting, managing to fold a fairy tale flavor into classic sci fi. Overall good storytelling, well put together. Great craftsmanship. Best of luck with this!
Tod
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Odette67 wrote 624 days ago

HI well, that was an interesting and facinating read. i have got to chapter 4 and will continue later.

Needs a little editing. but a fab bit of writing, its not the usual sort of thing that i read, but being open minded makes it all so much more exciting. I look forward to reading more, Very promising.

Kate

Off the Rails and Back to you

J. Kek Maloy wrote 624 days ago

Thank you, TDonna. I will go read what you have right after this gets done posting.

Fascinating start. These are the lines that for me held the intrigue, "...it wasn't until I encountered a small group of beings, an off lot they were, that I felt the first trickles of comprehension of my crime flow through me. I realized then that with all the power at my disposal, I had become jaded and lost my way." You raised many questions about what happened, and connected me with your character, what caused the change of heart, and if there's anything JKM will do to make amends. Smooth writing, fluid, and full of promise for an intriguing plot.
Donna
No Kiss Good-bye
(My story about escaping from communist Romania back in 1981, at the age of fourteen, along switchbacks that eventually led to America.)

TDonna wrote 624 days ago

Fascinating start. These are the lines that for me held the intrigue, "...it wasn't until I encountered a small group of beings, an off lot they were, that I felt the first trickles of comprehension of my crime flow through me. I realized then that with all the power at my disposal, I had become jaded and lost my way." You raised many questions about what happened, and connected me with your character, what caused the change of heart, and if there's anything JKM will do to make amends. Smooth writing, fluid, and full of promise for an intriguing plot.
Donna
No Kiss Good-bye
(My story about escaping from communist Romania back in 1981, at the age of fourteen, along switchbacks that eventually led to America.)

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