Sean Taylor
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Joined 09-22-04, id: 437117
Author has written 3 stories for Fantasy, and Fantasy.

Hail and well met. I thank you for taking the time to read that which I have written. It is a work in progress and has been so for a while now. I do ask that if you do take the time to read what I have posted to please leave some feedback so I know that people actually do care to read my works.

I don't update as often as I would like as I have many outside activities I do, such as fencing, a job, Civil Air Patrol, and a very lovely girlfriend. Please be patient with me if it seems like it takes me forever to post a new chapter, as I need to find the time to both create the next scene and to then write it as well.

To all the people I've left feedback for, I do tend to leave a note for every chapter. It's a habit I got into in a Creative Writing class in High School. I've found that most writers like to hear what people think about their writings, so I leave as many notes as I can.

I am also a firm believer that there really are heroes out there in the world, whether they may be real people or not. I grew up with the stories of King Arthur, Prince Valiant, Indiana Jones, Luke Skywalker, Ivanhoe, Jean Valjean, The Princess Bride, The Lord of the Rings and the lore of the Paladin. In High School one of my teachers introduced me to a book called "Hero With a Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell which explained that heroes aren't just part of literature, but they are part of the basic human essenses. With that said, I believe that the hero is in all of us somewhere, wanting to be discovered, even if it is in our own imagination. Hopefully that will give you some perspective on my writing, as it is based around the idea of a hero, both of Legendary varieties, and the ones we don't expect.

Nicknames: Paladin, Gryphon, Cougar (to my oldest friends)
Age: 25, though some people debate I thatactually have 600-800 added to that
Gender: Male

Weapon: (actual) a Heron Mark Sword named 'Lightbringer'
New addition: (also, actual)A classical Rapier named 'Silver Shadow'

Sports: fencing (foil, eventually maybe saber or Epee)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye color: Hazel
Nationality: German Irish, with highlights from most of Europe and Cherokee Indian

Location: California (land of bad drivers)

Hobbies: Cooking, Paladinic Lore, Building model aircraft (mostly experimental or unique designs), Writing, RPG's, Halo: Combat Evolved, Mythology and Legends, Heroic Lore, Literature of the 1800-1900's, Agatha Christie novels, Lawrence Sanders novels, Lord of the Rings, Gyphons, Knights, Ancient History, Collecting Stoneware tankards and pint cups

Favorite games: Secret of Monkey Island Series, Full Throttle, Sam and Max, Ace Combat 4 & 5, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Final Fantasy VII - X2, Halo 1 & 2, Half Life 2, Devil May Cry 1 & 3, Onimusha 1-3, The Bard's Tale, Prince of Persia: TheSands of Time & The Two Thrones, Kingdom Hearts, Zone of the Enders 1 & 2, Metal Gear: Solid, Call of Duty, TheMyst series, Rygar, Quest for Glory 1-5, Wing Commander 1-5, and Harry Potter World Cup Quiddich. Yeah, I'm an unrepentant gamer and pretty proud of it.

Favorite music: Loreena McKennitt, The Irish Rovers, Hair of the Dog, Harry Connick Jr., Great Big Sea, Blues Brothers, Ray Charles, Anuna, The Rankins Family, Rockapella, Do-wop,50's and 60's rock and roll,and Metallica :Blinks: What?

A few shout outs for my fond and devoted readers:

Misanthropic Muse: The editor I never wanted... Just kidding, you've been a major help since I sometimes write so fast that I miss grammatical errors. On top of that you are great writer with a unique mind and clever developer of characters. Keep up the good work Mellon Nin.

Frankie Lady of Soup: A master of wit and odd couplings, and the more mischievous side of 'Trouble'. Her shared work, Wizard's Return, incorporates real world references, wry humor, and just a wee bit of attitude (Except Marlo, who has a whole mess of attitude).

StarRise:A great writer who has a story about a young Elven slave who becomes a Gladiator, then a bodyguard for a loving family, then personal guard for a spoiled princess. Her characters are very realistic and have a very deep and thought out personalities and souls.

Tk.T: Your style is truly your own, mixing philosophy, religion, love, coming of age, and the evil found in everyone's heart. War in the Skies of Paradise includes many issues people will not touch because it makes them question that which they have been taught to fear their whole life. Btw, No worries about Osiris's name, it's an obscure reference. Also, much against my girlfriend's request, the most that you'll see is the male and female leads in Within the Legend of a Hero do is kiss. I'm more intested in the emotions between them, and not the 'other' things.

Meg R. Miller: Star of the Forsaken was a joy to read, and I was honored that you shared it with us here. If you ever plan to continue the story, please share it with us.

Raziel10: Who has written Shadow of Winter, a dark and incredible story about a Dreamweaver and her struggle against forces trying to destroy her world. With an intricate plot, character development, and incredible suspense I seriously believe you are a far better writer than I could ever be, keep it up.

Uncle-Al2: Thanks for all the support. It really does keep me going, though I am sorry that my updates are far between, I'll try and write faster, ;-)

Thanks Everyone!

Honor and Valor

Sean

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Advocate: The Last Judgement by Kitai Matsuru reviews
*UPDATED in APRIL* Sequel to Advocate-When something precious goes missing, it's up to the devil's advocate to find it, but behind the scene lies a deeper problem, and it's one that could destory the very foundation of their world.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 75 - Words: 593,770 - Reviews: 637 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 4/6/2010 - Published: 12/16/2005
The HuMan Prince by Mayaj reviews
Prince Bartholomew of Rose City and Lady Linera of Cavern Isle grew up together, now they are on the verge of a great war. What do a fairy, a shapeshifter, a beggar, an infant mage, and a redhead have to do with it?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 98,084 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/9/2007 - Published: 9/16/2004
The Elemental Prophecies Book 1: Water by Fallen Sky Singer reviews
Harmony has been broken in the world of Paladins and Humans. An approching Imperial Army from the north is slaughtering the few with the power of magic. Now, in the darkness, only four can rise up and return the peace.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 83,035 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 3/5/2007 - Published: 2/21/2006
Against Obscurity by Frankie Lady of soup reviews
The forgotton story of Krel's "Gypsy Queen". From Merchant Caravan, to Con-artist and courtisan, this story chronicles the monarch's rise to the throne.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,187 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/30/2007 - Published: 5/18/2006
The Wizards Return by Frankie Lady of soup reviews
A Fantasy story set in an Eastern European Country during the 1800's.Sarcasm incarnate.Follows the perculiar months leading up to the arranged marriage of Marion Akendri and Donryc Vikellan,specifically the deranged dead Wizard who tries to kill them.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 19 - Words: 52,965 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 1/30/2007 - Published: 9/21/2004
Mist of Memories by RavenMoon013 reviews
She woke with no name and no memories. She was told that she was Nobility. But the life and title of Nobility just doesn't seem to suit her. She suddenly finds herself the mother of an orphaned child that eveyone, even the Gods, want control over.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 43 - Words: 183,412 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/13/2006 - Published: 10/12/2005
Advocate by Kitai Matsuru reviews
COMPLETE-Full summary inside-Matt, a sorcerer, is collecting talismans to destroy a demon. Sarah, a thief, needs a lot of money. Davin, a hunter, just wants to have some fun, but behind every facade there's another,and some stories aren't meant to be told
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 248,634 - Reviews: 367 - Favs: 174 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 12/11/2005 - Published: 4/8/2005 - Complete
The Creation by mizu no kokoro reviews
A world where monsters roam. Two powerful nations at war. A concealed evil working behind the scenes. Mercenaries in training, what started out as a simple mission, leads to the discovery of their world's secrets and their own past. OMG, Chapter 16 is up!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 16 - Words: 24,762 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/27/2005 - Published: 10/10/2003
Freedom by StarRise reviews
An elven slave must fight for her freedom and learn to love and trust in the process.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 46,911 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/12/2005 - Published: 7/27/2004
Shadows Of Winter by Raziel10 reviews
Amidst the ice and wind of another bitter southern winter, a lone traveller seeks shelter, only to find something else entirely...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 76,968 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/6/2005 - Published: 1/9/2005
A Struggle to Survive by Kalikala Loke reviews
Christine and Nicole are two ordinary girls growing up in a man's society. When one of girls gets the news she has to marry, both run away in the middle of the night into the unknown. Together they face all sorts of trouble from sword fights to kidnaps
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 21 - Words: 97,276 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/14/2005 - Published: 12/14/2002 - Complete
The Star of the Forsaken by Firestarter911 reviews
Kayli Blackwell led the perfect life, until trying to enroll in sorcery school. Now, she's on the run, and what could be worse? Having to deal with a back talking stable boy, that's what! Basically a dead project.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 31,043 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 12/27/2004 - Published: 12/11/2004
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Within the Legend of a Hero reviews
Maria's life has been destroyed. Her husband murdered, the life of her child threatened. Now she must run for the sake of her daughter, hoping that the evil that haunts Maria will never find them.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 108,678 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 9 - Updated: 2/26/2008 - Published: 11/23/2004
Wind Dancers reviews
Those who soared above. Those we miss. May they ever return?
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 68 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/11/2005
Believe in us reviews
Believe in the Paladins and heroes, for they Believe in you.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/20/2004