RuathaWehrling
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Joined 03-18-03, id: 346823, Profile Updated: 03-21-08
Author has written 16 stories for Fantasy, General, Essay, Kids, Nature, General, and Sci-Fi.

Greetings! You've found Ruatha's Fictionpress site! I write mostly fantasy, with the occasional poem or serious essay thrown in. Feel free to check it out.

Some professional authors who have greatly influenced my writing include:
Isaac Asimov, Tom Clancy, David Eddings, Robert Ludlum, Anne McCaffery, and David Weber

I'm a great believer in return reviews. If you review my works, I WILL review one of yours. Guarranteed :) I encourage everyone to do the same. Also, for those who enjoy reading without ever commenting, bear in mind that the reason most people post on Fictionpress is so others can read their works -- which means that if it appears like no one is reading it, they'll stop posting. So do yourselves a favor and drop a quick note telling the author that you're interested in reading more. Even something as simple as, "Thanks. I'm really enjoying this!" can be useful. More useful yet is an explanation of WHY you are (or are NOT) enjoying the story. Please, I urge you to help out: review!

About my stories:

I believe in writing realistic fiction, and as such, I try to make my characters and plots as plausible as possible, thus keeping the happenings of my stories within the clearly defined boundaries of their own worlds.

About my poetry:

I got tired of my homepage looking cluttered, so I combined my poetry into two categories: nature poems and non-nature poems. There are multiple chaptes in each of these two collections, and each poem is unrelated to the others surrounding it.

About my short stories and essays:

I also recently combined my serious essays on politcal and social topics into one multi-chapter entry. Beyond that are a handful of short stories and my grammar review, which I encourage you to refer to if you need technical help with your writing.

Thanks in advance for your reviews, and I hope you enjoy my works!

Ruatha

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Chooser of the Slain by Raptora reviews
A group of modern day teens are called into a realm of old, where they battle tyrant kings, betrayal, and their own destiny.This is COTS reborn, technically, but the original is still posted. And as always...be brutal!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,415 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 8/3/2007 - Published: 8/21/2006
Sullivan's Stars by Faerie Psyren reviews
The tale of Shamus Sullivan and his quest for the stars
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,278 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/21/2007 - Complete
Writing Prompt: Firsts by emmaphant reviews
A college freshman reflects on her experiences with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which impacted her family, school, and love lives in high school.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,698 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/11/2007 - Complete
Angels and Witches REWRITE by bex11 reviews
REWRITE of the original Angels and Witches. Much revised. The Angels and Mages are fighting for control of magickal people in a modern world- Thorn, Lian and Cass have been dragged reluctantly into the centre of events, and must prevent war at all costs.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 32,094 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/28/2007 - Published: 4/9/2005
Hope's Passage by Joelle Duran reviews
An orphaned avarii fledgling finds friends and foes, joy and heartbreak, as he encounters humans and hyarmi for the first time.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 35 - Words: 91,539 - Reviews: 319 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/13/2006 - Published: 4/9/2005 - Complete
The Book of Starguard by A Chroi reviews
(CHAPTER 18 UP) Searching for a princess who doesn't seem to exist isn't easy. Luckily for Everen, with the help of a waitress, a thief, and some elves, he may be able to find her after all. (Rated for sword-play, violence, and language.)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 95,618 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/13/2006 - Published: 1/19/2004
The Price Of Honor by ChiefO reviews
In a distant world Lord Bren, heir to the Dukedom, will be faced with danger, intrigue, and war. Honor is all that will save him.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 37,459 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 4/10/2006 - Published: 5/19/2004
Dragons' Hope by Phoenix Cry reviews
What does it take to purchase the freedom of a race? Who will pay the price? Two unlikely children move to fulfil Destiny...Rated T for mild nudity. Please review! Rewritten! CHECK IT OUT!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,661 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 4/9/2006 - Published: 1/28/2006
Passion in the Depths by Clodhopper reviews
An ensuing war, a kindhearted peasant, an unlikely marriage, a sorcerer king, a hostile takeover, a rebellion leader, and a secret army are all tied to the Fate of a young slave who is now on the run.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 76,959 - Reviews: 880 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/11/2006 - Published: 6/28/2005
Treasure by Eyetk reviews
[Complete] 'A plague upon the mind.'
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/29/2005 - Complete
Soulfire Seeking by Lhynnith reviews
Captain Isaille Riveredge and her brother Nuan are merchant traders on the Sea of the Shadows - until dragons and demons invade their lives ...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 210,721 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/16/2005 - Published: 1/24/2005
After the Storm by Ekuboryu reviews
A girl in a lifeboat, after surving a shipwreck. Set in a fantasy world but low on fantasy elements. They'll come, I'm sure
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,751 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 12/3/2004 - Published: 6/19/2004
Outcasts by Cutlass reviews
Tired of all the fantasy stories about elves, faeries, and vampires? Want to read a story that doesn't involve a group of people saving the world? Then try this action-packed, character-driven, wryly humorous piece about Strife, Edge, and Siren.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 150,778 - Reviews: 463 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/27/2004 - Published: 3/1/2004
Creation of a Woman by daphnegray78 reviews
Sometimes you don't notice how much you've changed right away. Please R&R!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 165 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/4/2004
Wild by Draic reviews
A creature awakes to find itself in a strange wilderness (a SHORT story).
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 476 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/17/2003
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Collected Social and Political Essays reviews
Newest essay: "A New Voting System"
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 14,170 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 6/21/2012 - Published: 2/25/2008
Ruatha's Grammar Review reviews
A collection of the grammar and editting suggestions that various writers have asked me for over the years. If you have a grammar question, give me a holler!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,138 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/28/2012 - Published: 9/18/2004
Climbing Kalla's Temple reviews
Short tale: Modern scientific thinking has begun to permeate Caren's society, upsetting everything. She watches as her husband challenges the temples' rulings by doing what they claim is impossible.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,786 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/7/2012 - Complete
Homecoming reviews
As archeologists on a Phantom planet, Keylaria and her mother uncover both the past and their future.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,347 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/13/2010 - Complete
Collected Short Skits reviews
A series of shorts about a variety of random topics. New: "Thief Ship".
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 18 - Words: 6,248 - Reviews: 16 - Updated: 8/17/2010 - Published: 12/4/2006
The First Dragon Mage reviews
Mishna the dragon is told that dragons cannot learn magic, but with the help of an elf aims to prove that wrong.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,480 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/17/2010 - Complete
Collected Nature Poetry reviews
Current poems include: Serenade of Storm and Loon, Choices of Chaos, The Idea, The Lesson of Sasha and Kiki, Watercolor, Colorblind, Beauty in the Night, and Cumulous
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 8 - Words: 2,545 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 6/28/2009 - Published: 7/26/2006
Adege's Hidden Past reviews
Two sisters, Tzena and Adege, must cope with life in an abusive household, finding in each other love, protection, and sanity in a world that seems to have gone horribly awry.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,494 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/25/2009 - Published: 9/2/2004 - Complete
Collected NonNature Poetry reviews
New poem: Friendless Whispers, Broken Dreams
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 3,230 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/25/2009 - Published: 8/30/2006
Science for Kids and Teens reviews
A selection of outreach pieces on science in the real world. Enjoy!
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,276 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/15/2009
Rules of the Game reviews
A thousand word skit about a free-wheeling man who suddenly finds he doesn't know all the rules to life, as he'd thought.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,005 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 7/21/2008 - Complete
Xatu the Dragon reviews
Xatu is a Dragonet who is told he is too young to go on adventures. He takes matters into his own hands by running away and meeting Irigal the Elf child. Together the two explore the world and learn a truth their elders do not understand.
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 11,428 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/11/2007 - Published: 1/28/2006
My Stolen Heart reviews
Angelina Williamson is 15 and waiting for a heart transplant when she learns that her new heart has been stolen! Oneshot short story
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,674 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/22/2006 - Complete
The Foundation of the Wehrn reviews
Lord Raylf Kirost and his people are forced to run for their lives after the neighboring lord wrongly accuses them of using witchcraft to kill his son. Kirost must now find a new home for his people - a home where telepaths, such as they, will be welcome
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,236 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 4/18/2006 - Published: 4/24/2004
Short Stories Involving Familiar Characters reviews
A cluster (hopefully) of short, stand-alone stories involving the characters from the universe displayed in "Sirach", "Foundation of the Wehrn", and "Adege's Hidden Past".
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,436 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/10/2006
Sir Ascheron reviews
A short, lighthearted piece about the experience of a college student, Ascheron. I was thinking about entering it in a contest, but chose to write a second piece instead.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,798 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 12/10/2005 - Complete
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