Dexter Corvus
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Joined 12-24-10, id: 757518, Profile Updated: 11-15-11
Author has written 19 stories for Fantasy, Fantasy, Haiku, General, Humor, Humor, Nature, and Supernatural.

Changed my name to my REAL name. I figured it would be best to get my RL tag on some things before I head off to college. I'm still the same guy though, no worries!

I have a web page! (dextercorvus.blogspot.com) - I will review books there, give my opinions on various things (nothing political, I promise!) and post updates about Lunar Codex and other works.

Updates: 11/3/11 (old)

Allo! Welcome to my little world. I go by the pseudonym Dexter Paul Corvus (roughly translated to the raven on the right). I write two things, poetry and fantasy. Both are my passions, and both you will find here abundantly!


Stuff! personal opinons, biases, pet peeves, ect. ect.

Alright, #1: Vampires are passé! That being said, if your story is good, your characters complex, and your writing solid, I will read it. That goes for Vamp V. Werewolf as well.

I. Hate. Clichés. With the fiery passion of ten thousand burning suns. I will let you off with a few things, but I swear--by all that is mighty--if you have a Spunky Princess, a Farmboy With a Sword, a Mysterious Prophecy, a Dark Lord Rising, or a Mysterious Old Mentor, I will flame you to the third degree and have no remorse.

The same goes for getting your setting incorrect, e.g using technologies that have no been invented yet, or words that have not taken on the meaning you want them to mean yet. (RANT TIME: alright, question. If your character hears a loud noise, and then describes it as a sonic boom... How Do They Know What A Sonic Boom Is??? Also, if there is no gunpowder, and guns have not been invented yet, why do your characters say 'fire an arrow' when the term 'fire' was invented specifically to apply to guns!)

Other stuff too, but later, I gotta get pizza! ...pfft, who am I kidding, no one's going to read this...


Here's a little about myself:

My name is Mike. I'm a 17 year old American punk who thinks everything is entitled to him, and is mostly likely right about it. I love fantasy, sci-fi, and… well, that's about it, because I don't really venture far outside of my genres. I've been writing since I was 10, but I only became decent at it about two years ago, and I'm still perfecting my craft.

My biggest source of inspiration is Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time, which is the series that really kickstarted my unhealthy obsession with fantasy, and also got me into writing. (As you can imagine, my first few stories had some suspicious 'similarities' to the aforementioned books.)

The second biggest source of inspiration for me--and currently my favorite author--is Brandon Sanderson, author of the last three Wheel of Time books (RIP RJ), the Mistborn Trilogy, the amazing Way of Kings, and various other awesome books. He was really the first other fantasy writer I got into after finishing WoT, and has helped shape how I view the genre today. One of my favorite podcasts is Writing Excuses, which is hosted by Brandon, and two other great authors, Dan Wells and Mary Robinette Kowal, as well as Howard Tayler, the creator of the Shlock Mercenary webcomic. Check it out, it's awesome!

Above all things, I'm a Christian. I know that a lot of people don't like Christians, but I'm not here to beat you over the head with my Bible. I like to consider myself an apologist in training, and I'm currently reading the works of C.S Lewis and G.K Chesterton. I won't get all preachy, but I wanted to let everyone know what my views were. It's the least I could do, since if I didn't have Jesus, my life would have no meaning :)

My current story is Lunar Codex, which is a giant sprawling mess of subplots and plot h--err, I meaning, an amazing and very tight fantasy tale about the worlds of Humanity and the worlds of the Fae interacting with each other for the first time in ages. It is probably about 70% done, and once I finish it, I will go on to do Lunar Codex v.2, which is basically a second draft. It will have quite a few changes, but most of the characters will stay the same.

IF* you've managed to read it this far, you're either extremely bored, or a dedicated fan. I want to thank you either way, though less so for the former and more so for the latter. I will try and update once a week (Fridays are my hope), and will maybe update twice if I get a sudden burst of inspiration.

Thanks all, and God bless.


Books you must read!


The Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan). The Way of Kings (Brandon Sanderson). The Hobbit (J.R.R Tolkien). The Belgariad (David Eddings). The Mistborn Trilogy (Brandon Sanderson). Elantris (Brandon Sanderson). Warbreaker (Brandon Sanderson). Joust (Mercedes Lackey). The Kingkiller Chronicles (Pat Rothfuss). The Legend of Drizzt (R.A Salvator). I Am Not A Serial Killer (Dan Wells).


Updates on the Lunar Codex

Current Updates are Italicized & Bold


11/3/11: So Lunar Codex is back after a mid-season break. I will (hopefully) continue it this time to the end, which will be soon. Once LC is over, I'll start a new ongoing story, which I hope you all will enjoy ever bit as much ( :) -) ... by the way, that's a smiley face guy with a very manly chin... - D.C

9/13/11: Alright, so school has started again. Expect 1 chapter a week, at the most. I may skip some weeks. Right now, my school takes precedent over my writing, sorry :(

9/8/11: Updates coming eventually. Probably by Friday.

8/23/11: It is official! After the Lunar Codex wraps up, I will be writing a prequel set in the world, 300 years prior, chronicling the events before and leading up to the Second War. It will feature Roras and Kadross heavily.

8/22/11: *Ahem* I said 2 a week before, that was being hopeful. It turns out I'm a good-for-nothing lazy bum, so you'll get one a week and like it! Or two, if I'm maybe feeling inspired that week... But, back to the point... I don't know where I was going with that, never mind. Alright, BYE!

8/13/11: Lunar Codex is coming along fine and dandy. I'm going for a 1000-word-a-chapter quota (or more), so with 2 updates a week (and that is being hopeful) but with 2 updates a week, I should be done in... 10 weeks! Rough estimate...

8/8/11: WOOT! Lunar Codex is back! HEY! So sorry about the super long wait guys, but my Castle of Creativity had been besieged by the combined armies of Writer's Block and Life. But I'm back! And after a valiant defense, I moved forward with a crushing counterattack again--Ok, fine, enough of the metaphors. But what I'm trying to say is, I'm back and updating again.

8/1/11: Yikes... 25 days, that's terrible. I'm sorry guys, life got in the way of Lunar Codex. I will return ASAP, but I have a lot on my plate right now. I will finish Lunar Codex, rest assured, but I might just take the rest of the summer off.

7/5/11: LISTEN UP! I am taking a break from Lunar Codex to pursue another project of mine that will not be going up on FictionPress. LUNAR CODEX WILL RETURN NEXT WEEK. Rest assured, but until then, no update :( sorry!

6/28/11: Alright. So I am trying. I really am, but I keep missing the Thursday. I'll try, I promise, to get it out on schedule, but at the worst you'll be getting one chapter a week. No question. As always, thank you for the reviews, they mean so much to me, and I'm glad you all enjoy the story!

6/10/11: Starting NEXT week, Lunar Codex updates on a Monday/Thursday schedule.

6/8/11: [1] Alright, so I have roughly worked this out. The Lunar Codex: Awakening, will be somewhere from 40k-50k words long. It will be a self contained story, I think, though it may of a sequel depending on how I decide to end it. [2] New chapters of LCA coming either later this week or early next week. Just taking a break to catch up on my sleep and reading. THANKS FOR ALL THE COMMENTS GUYS, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT! :) -D.C


Updates on my other works

Current Updates are Italicized & Bold


8/22/11: See above. Lazy bum. Missed my poem this week, but I put out the prologue to a story I'm doing on the side. So that's worth 3 poems, at least. Right? No? Dammit... alright...

8/13/11: I plan on releasing a new poem every friday for the rest of FOREVER!--nah, but at least for the next 4 weeks, as a personal challenge--so, yeah. If you don't like poems, you don't have to ream 'em.

8/8/11: So, I still may reboot Lunar Codex, but I'm going to finish the old story first. I'mma barrel right through them plotholes! But yeah, finish original first, then maybe reboot and patch it up. Then? Who knows!

8/1/11: I'm thinking of rebooting LC, I want to try flesh out the beginning a bit more, and patch some plot holes that I poked in there *cough* um, faewulf *cough*

6/28/11: Alright, so I've begun work on my new story. Here's a teaser for the summary:

"Exiled from his own homeland. Banished to a distant plane by his brother and former love. The renegade hero, Mars, now wanders the wintery wastes alone, hoping to find respite from an unending storm of ice and sorrow..."

6/10/11: (WARNING: Dates subject to change, depending on where LCA takes me) Starting in mid August I may be beginning a totally new story, and limiting Lunar Codex once again to once a week (as it is the story will already be nearing its end). If I do do this, I will lead into this story with a series of related and unrelated short stories, as to set up the world. The first chapter of the actual story would be published the first week of September. As of right now, the title is TBA (to be announced, TBA isn't the title xD). None of this is for certain, but once Lunar Codex ends, I will be either continuing with a sequel (though not necessarily right away), or writing a new, shorter (15-20k words) story. Like I said, this is all subject to change.


Other FictionPress Authors You Should Really Check Out


I know some people actually read my pages, so I figured I could use my powers for good. I have a few friends that I know outside of the internet, who I just wanted to plug their stuff.

First of all, you should check out anything by July Tarrant. She's a friend of mine, and actually introduced me to FictionPress. (http://www.fictionpress.com/u/692433/July_Tarrant)

Also, Cwiseman123's work. Again, another friend of mine, he does good stuff--I believe his current work is The Fellowship Rising. (http://www.fictionpress.com/u/757931/Cwiseman123)

Check it out. (Oh, and if you're not on here, it's not because I don't think your stories are great, I just didn't want to play favorites with people, so I'm just going to reserve this for people I actually know.)

Hey, if you want some other great authors/stories, check out my favorites list. Everyone on there is top notch!

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Elementia: Call of Lucethia (エレメンティア: コール オブ ルセシア) by The lone canine reviews
An age old grudge between Demons and Spirits has the world in turmoil, long after the last war between them 15 years ago. The Demon's military is scattered across Enelios, searching for a young Spiritist who's connection to the Spirits could tip the coming battles in their favor. They just weren't expecting to be faced with such resistance from her, and the new companions she found
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 62 - Words: 174,074 - Reviews: 240 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 3/8 - Published: 12/26/2009
The Legend of The Green Guardian by The Folk Extraction reviews
For centuries he has guarded the land that seperates the living from the dead, but the ages have weakened him. Now war is brewing and he must search for the one who is to replace him, unaware that his successor is already searching for him.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 32 - Words: 42,072 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 10/30/2012 - Published: 1/10/2011
Witch's Bell by Odette C. Bell reviews
Ebony Bell has a complicated life. She's a witch working for the local police department, she owns a possessed second hand bookstore, and she has a thing for loud red lipstick. When a new detective arrives on the scene, things annoyingly start going boom.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 71,438 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 9/20/2012 - Published: 3/3/2011 - Complete
Blazing Heart by Cole Culain reviews
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON! A boy with nothing but a sword and a name stumbles into a desert outpost. And so the story begins...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 176,045 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 3/16/2012 - Published: 10/8/2009 - Complete
Twelve Stars by SJR reviews
- COMPLETE - When you kill a man, make sure you give him the respect of your gaze. Hold his eyes until he dies. And then, when the battle is done, remember only that every victory has its price.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 86 - Words: 143,373 - Reviews: 272 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 1/8/2012 - Published: 8/10/2011 - Complete
The Writer by Cristian Mihai reviews
Jonathan Fisher is one of those writers that never seem to find a place in the world. But I think it's best that we let him describe himself: I just know that you have to be afraid to live your life in order to become a writer. Soon you realize that
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,766 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/13/2011 - Published: 11/6/2011
The Fellowship Rising by Cwiseman123 reviews
Azeir Hossam and Locke Weston are two very different people because they fight for two different sides, in different wars, thousands of years apart, but they are both going to learn war is all about perspective.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 976 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 10/2/2011 - Published: 8/21/2011
Brink by Rainy Day Dreamer reviews
A half-demoness with quite a reputation for herself. An intellectual wizard who notices things others don't. A rogue who doesn't have the foggiest idea what the feck he's doing, but does it anyway. And the world, the whole world about to burn... Tune in!
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,928 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/20/2011 - Published: 7/28/2011
The Element Rising, Part 1 of the Element Trilogy by Mister Brightside reviews
The final bastion of humanity stands tall in the midst of a shattered land. Humanity's end seems inevitable. For when the Element rises, tyrants will fall, prophecies will be fulfilled, and a new war will embrace the world. featured on Project Fiction lists! *Cover: "Gold Dust," by LadyChristina
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 49,404 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/28/2011 - Published: 6/23/2010 - Complete
Kuekuatsu Vol 1: The Fate of a Lycanthrope(old version) by Spriggs reviews
This is the tale of a young witch on the verge of becoming an adult. But before she could take her final test she meets a young werewolf by chance, and together they discover that fate has a plan for them and their true tests are about to begin.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 21 - Words: 126,270 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/3/2010 - Published: 5/25/2010 - Complete
Tarnished Gold by Lccorp2 reviews
(COMPLETE) Consuming Darkness. Blinding Light. One poised in the Balance, golden yet black.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 48 - Words: 144,280 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/4/2006 - Published: 10/27/2005
Excerpts from the Diary of a Dark Lord by Xabelle reviews
[COMPLETE] Dark Lords are not so different from you and me... except they are doomed to fail. (Any review will be appreciated)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 6,176 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/9/2006 - Published: 1/30/2006
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The Book of Ruin reviews
The end is nigh! The ancients whisper of darkness and death. The Six have broken free from their prisons, the Six Who Fell, who sought power and glory ten millennia ago, and instead brought the greatest empire reality had ever seen to ruin. They seek an artifact that will return their Mad King from his endless sleep, and if they succeed, the world will burn.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,781 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/4/2012 - Published: 9/15/2012
The Lunar Codex: Awakening reviews
The six have awakened. The barrier weakens. The worlds of Fae and Man are one once again.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 47,051 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/23/2012 - Published: 3/14/2011
The Realmwalker: A Coming Storm
They say he fell out of the sky, in a great burst of crimson light. A man who knew of things that were, things that are, and things that are still to be. No one knows his name, and no one knows where he came from. But we do know this: the moment he tumbled from his world into ours, history changed forever. Whether it was for the better or not, though, we've yet to see.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,580 - Published: 8/13/2012
Story Ideas and One Shots
This is a bunch of different manuscripts I wrote, the first chapters of various different stories. Let me know which ones you like, and maybe I'll continue some. Descriptions of the stories are in the beginning of each chapter. I return reviews!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,863 - Updated: 11/15/2011 - Published: 11/14/2011
The Problem with Writing reviews
To all my loyal fans, who have waited a MONTH AND A HALF for the next chapter of LC, with no news whatsoever. Here is an explanation as to why. Chapter 24 coming soon, I promise!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 840 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/31/2011 - Complete
The Cruelness of Time reviews
I used to laugh at the mortals, they never knew their own bounds. They strove to live their short lives to the fullest, and never once contemplated the realness of the unending eternity.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/10/2011 - Complete
Sotherport's Curse reviews
Nightly, the men of Sotherport fight for their home, beating back the darkness that tries to overrun them. Night after night, year after year. They do what their fathers did, and what their grandfathers did before them. They fight, and it is all they are.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 829 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Complete
A Silent Night
Something is wrong. A killer is loose, a killer who leaves shredded piles of gore in his wake. Things like this don't happen every day, and Sophia Black knows it. So when fellow International Defense agents start turning up dead, she investigates.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,042 - Published: 8/20/2011
The Song of the Woods reviews
As they travel through an ancient forest, a man tells his companion a story about the history of the old woods, and the song they eternally sing.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 141 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/28/2011 - Complete
The Shrouded Moon reviews
A wanderer's thoughts as he travels on a cloudy night.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/20/2011 - Complete
A Random Story Featuring The American Military reviews
Title says it all! A short little thing I wrote in about 3 minutes. It was originally for english class, but I decided to put it up on FP because it was actually somewhat... well... sorta... kinda... amusing... wh-- what? It's not? Well it is to me!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 319 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/16/2011 - Complete
The Silver Archway reviews
A soldier recounts his last moments as he dies on the battlefield.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 558 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/26/2011 - Complete
The Crow's Flight reviews
EDIT: Unfishished. I don't think I will continued it. It began as a little project but it really never took off. Oh well.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,193 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 2/2/2011 - Published: 12/28/2010
Why must I go outside? reviews
I ask this again. Why must I go outside? What does it offer me.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 64 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/1/2011 - Complete
The Silence reviews
The Silence beckons. Gently you sleep. Dream of tomorrow, count all your sheep. Enjoy the sweet silence-- it will go by fast. Enjoy your night sleeping--it will be your last.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/1/2011 - Complete
The Hunters
They usually travel alone, as single agents working to do the things most can not; exorcize a haunted building, lay a ghoul down to rest, fight off the occasional Fae, and sometimes banish an Arch-demon back to the Twisting Nether. They are Hunters.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,701 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/28/2011 - Complete
Winter's Vengeance reviews
There's a down side to every thing we do. Even if we think it's good while we're doing it.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 28 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/26/2011
An Assassin's Rhyme reviews
A little rhyme an assassin can say before he 'does the deed'
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 31 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/27/2010 - Complete
The Fae reviews
Prototype of The Lunar Codex: Awakening - Chapters 12 & 13 - It's somewhat of a standalone story, but I suggest you just read LC instead.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,427 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/26/2010 - Complete