A.J Evans
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Joined 05-25-05, id: 477942, Profile Updated: 03-10-08
Author has written 3 stories for Biography, Fantasy, and Historical.

My name is Amy, although that is actually the only part of my pen name that I own. I live in Staffordshire in England although I have recently discovered that my ancestors were Irish and came over to England in the early 1800s! I'm 23 and I have been writing pretty much all of my life (without sounding like a walking cliche!)

In my short but unique life I have done many things. I was even a nurse for a while, which I think gave me a slightly morbid view of life and death! To be fair, I think if you are going to write about something you should at least have some kind of knowledge of these things so I suppose that experience helped me in a strange way!

I'm now studying History and American Studies at University which is a hell of a change as you can imagine! I think writers can learn alot from the past and especially if you are interested in fantasy as I am. History is a good tool for putting together worlds and understanding how worlds work.

I love writing fantasy, or rather, I love making my world, my histories, my religions, my characters! I probably should have become a cartographer! The freedom this genre gives you in writing is much more than any other. Ok so you have to do a HELL of a lot of preparation for each story but no one can ever tell you its wrong! Its liberating sometimes to live somewhere else for a while, even if your characters are being chased by cloaked assilants and have dragons for friends!

My favourite fantasy authors include David Eddings, Katharine Kerr, David Gemmel, Tolkien, J.V Jones, Rob Thurman, and many many more but it is also important to read other stuff. i have found a broad sense of literature helps any one to write so I try to read other genres too. Having spent most of my time wandering around charity shops and markets, I have developed a literature collection that probably would have made my english teacher in school faint!

I review everything I read on here even if its not particularly wonderful and I do my best to give postive advice. There are truly some wonderful writers on this site who maybe get over looked.

My Fanfiction account can be found at http://www.fanfiction.net/~ames449

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I have several but if you wish to talk to me its better to do so on msn as I'm on that more.

AIM/AOL - ames449

MSN - i_just_wanna_live_85@hotmail.co.uk

Information on Stories so far!

I Feel Nothing - This came about after talking to my friend. This person had dealt with depression in their family for many years. I wanted to show how depression is a stigma and how it is a real condition that effects every aspect of peoples lives. It is possibly the darkest piece I have ever written but I am proud of it. I think people may read this and feel a little freaked out by it, but I hope, if nothing else, it makes people aware and realise that people with depression arent weird or emotional wrecks, but that sometimes dealing with real life is difficult.

The Naricaii - I had the initial idea for this in 2001. I had just had a gap year between school and university and had tried for the first time to write a fantasy. Although I completed a works called the Darinian, I used it almost as a test piece. The Naricaii was the next fantasy idea I had and I've toyed around with it for a long time. You may think that I just threw that book together but in actual fact I have a lever arch file filled with maps, histories and even lists of Kings reigning from 500-2000! On hiatus for the moment.

Warlord - This was an idea that came to me in 2002 ish. I had been writing my inital histories for the Naricaii and having no idea about history at this point, I went back and read every scrap of information I could get my hands on. I went back as far as the romans but it was when I reached the Anglo-Norman period that I became intrigued. I began spending an unhealthy amount of time researching mercilessly every aspect of William's life, intending to write about his life. However, once I began writing I discovered starting with William was like starting the story half way through as there was alot of background to his story in the Kings of England that came before him.

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Valkyrie by faery tragedy reviews
1066 England. As a pagan, Ragnhildr Grythsdottir was always an outcast. After Hastings, she becomes a reluctant hero who, despite her appearance, wins the loyalty of the East Anglians, the love of a handsome warrior and learns what it means to have power.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 88 - Words: 166,978 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 12/26/2009 - Published: 11/19/2005
Chepstow Chronicles by DOWL reviews
Kind of a parallel story to William Wallace and Braveheart. Please Review! Tell me what you think in the brutalist of terms!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 8 - Words: 25,264 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 3/25/2008 - Published: 1/29/2007
Eye of the Dragon by Richina-Strife reviews
The eye of the dragon is a medallion with very special qualities, and, in a time when warfare and turmoil are all that is to be found, it is a very covetted accessory for it alone will determine who will rule this mythic world. please r&r
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,533 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/3/2008 - Published: 12/8/2004
A Deal's A Deal by Jacquleine Schaeffer reviews
Charlotte Lawrence finds herself a bargaining chip in a conspiracy that spans the whole of the Caribbean, involving pirates, treasure, a traitorous brother, and...her own heart. Awww! A swashbuckling adventure.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 65,518 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 10/21/2007 - Published: 11/12/2006
Saturday Morning Cartoons by Dr. Pepper 14 reviews
[Slash] We're just two horny teenaged boys. We don't know what the hell we're doing. But that's okay, it's more fun this way.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 63,590 - Reviews: 614 - Favs: 563 - Follows: 380 - Updated: 7/12/2007 - Published: 10/14/2005
Between Lines by LeenElle reviews
Abigail Whitney is a daughter of the Revolution, a proud patriot.The atmosphere is tense in Philadelphia as the British take control.Abigail struggles with the possibility of relationships between the lines of battle, will she follow her heart? Please R&R
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 68,797 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 6/30/2007 - Published: 1/12/2007 - Complete
Recreating Magick by ILuvBubbles reviews
Destiny decided one day that it hated Steffen. All of sudden she finds herself in New York, attending an all girl's academy, and being haunted by a ghost only she can see. This is the story of Steffen and Louis and the enchantment that binds them together
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,949 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/2/2007 - Published: 11/28/2006
Diamonds and Roses by R. Antanor reviews
Cate is the youngest daughter of England's noblest knight, but she lives her life in the shadow of her sister who may be Queen. The day comes, however, that Cate must choose between freedom and fortune...but what will make her happier?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 75,989 - Reviews: 571 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 5/31/2007 - Published: 7/19/2003
Sweet Miseria by Sarika reviews
[Chapter 9 Dawn] In the year 1348, the Black Death ravages the city of Florence, Italy. Newly betrothed Simona Miseria and her family flee to the countryside, where even isolation cannot save them. Please review and I will return the favour.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 13,002 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/21/2007 - Published: 11/6/2005
Till The World Turns by Anonymous0603 reviews
Henry is sent by his brother, King of England, to rally the Scots to fight the damnable French. In his heart, he resents his brother's rule and power over him.His journey will take him through the heart fo England, love, betrayal, friendship, & death. R&R
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,190 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/12/2007 - Published: 1/1/2007
War by Naga-chan-in-wonderland
The apocalypse has come and gone, but when the remains of the Earth should be joining together, they are at war. Is it just to fight? Is it just something familiar? [R&R, please?]
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,820 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 12/14/2006 - Published: 12/13/2006
The Good The Bad and Everyone Else by Tom Caddick
The Story Of James Longton, His Life and His Struggle with Mental Illness. A Story Baised on Real Life Incidents.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,563 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/10/2006
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Warlord: Ironside reviews
The year is 1013. The Danish have ravaged the shores of England and Prince Edmund finds himself an exile in Normandy. Stuck between a violent invasion and dangerous internal politics he tries to find peace in the land he loves.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 52,752 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/7/2007 - Published: 1/4/2007
The Naricaii reviews
The war of the Torrhyn had almost destroyed the world. 500 years later evil is abroad and must be stopped. It falls to a fallen mage of the Naricaii to attempt to save the world of men.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,713 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/16/2007 - Published: 12/9/2006
I feel Nothing reviews
A bit bleak, this piece is about depression and how it makes you feel.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,052 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/29/2006 - Complete