Emerald Viper
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Joined 06-19-12, id: 849235, Profile Updated: 02-09-14
Author has written 13 stories for Fantasy, and Humor.

You are most likely to find me sitting on the front porch of my house with a cup of tea. I enjoy writing. It does not quite pay the bills, but I have faith that it eventually will. I also enjoy travelling, cuddling with my German Shepherd (Juneau), fencing, archery, Tae Kwon Do, and getting lost in the woods or the mountains for weeks at a time.

I am always on Facebook or somewhere else filled with uselessness. I watch way too much anime and Dr. Who.

My writing is full of cliches, but I don't try to hide them. I take them out and make them jump through hoops, because that amuses me. I also like to shoot people with Chekov's Gun. My favorite writers are Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams, Roger Zelazny, Robert Asprin, Garth Nix, Terry Pratchett, and Jim Butcher. I do snarky banter. If I make you laugh, it's a win.

In the mundane world, I am a museum curator and a historian. I write and occasionally publish American History stuff about early settlers and gunfighters and whatnot. Personally, I prefer Tokugawa/Meiji Japanese History & 13th - 18th century European History to American History.

I adore cooking, theoretical physics, dancing, skating, photography, COSTUMES, ART, comics, Highlander, British comedy, Firefly, Star Trek, "historical" Korean soap operas, Role-Playing Games, Steampunk, Gothic & Industrial couture, Renaissance Faires, Cons, and SCA.


Feedback

I can take criticism, but please make it constructive. If you comment on my stories using profanity, your comments will be removed. I appreciate all of the feedback I have received, but do please note that some stories are marked with a date such as (2003). Some of these are extremely old and were written when I was 15 - 16 years old. I think (and I hope) that I have improved as a writer somewhat since then.

Where did everything go?! (2014)

Housekeeping. No, really. I am trying to focus on my "Sword of the Makers" series (Emissary, Paladin, and Dreams of Endymion). I will be posting some other assorted stuff from the series (such as "The Nok Market", "Seyadra's Tail", and "Child of Man") and will be working on the main three stories A LOT.

It is easier to do this by dumping some of my projects that aren't really going anywhere. If a story is not already complete or NOT UPDATING, it's going to be removed. Anything that is incomplete, you can assume I will eventually update it.

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Emissary (2013) reviews
Journeyman wizard Stephan Lucian is sent by the Order of Light to strike a deal with creatures of old magic. Of course, he may end up getting more than he bargained for... and learning a bit about himself in the process.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 43,179 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/22 - Published: 3/6/2013
Paladin (2013) reviews
Known for having a quick tongue and a quicker knife, Jack Mercy is the law amongst the thieves and whores of Ancaradis. Five years ago, he was the lieutenant of a necromancer. When his master was slain, he returned to stabbing and skullduggery. Now the Order of Light has shown up on his doorstep with a message. Mercy is to become a paladin - whether he likes it or not.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 54 - Words: 159,759 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 4/13 - Published: 9/22/2012
Clan Havoc (2013) reviews
Thirty year old Steve Camden is a loser. He can't hold a job and he lives with his mother. but in the LARP "Realms of Arcadia" he's a heroic prince. When Steve is swept into a fantasy world that resembles Arcadia with his friends, it seems like a dream come true, but the LARPers don't have powers or real weapons. Can Clan Havoc make it home, or will everyone take lethal damage?
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 25 - Words: 70,249 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/15 - Published: 4/6/2013
Child of Man (2014)
When Duke Arsenio Valsarra's lover died, he vowed to care for her child as if it were his own. But the Duke's "son" is not what he seems to be. A "Sword of the Makers" vignette. Same world as "Paladin", "Dreams of Endymion", "Emissary", "Seyadra's Tail", and "The Nok Market".
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,137 - Updated: 2/10 - Published: 2/9
Witness (CR Book 4) (2004)
When Felix meets his father's mistress, and discovers a kid brother he never knew he had, he comes to grips with what it means to be part of the most infamous family in the multiverse. CR Series. It's better (but probably not necessary) to have read Immortals and Ascension (will post).
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 9 - Words: 191,045 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 6/30/2013 - Published: 6/29/2013
Heretic (CR Book 5) (2008) reviews
Raised in a religious order which condemn sorcery, a young priestess-in-training discovers she has magical powers. CR series. It is not necessary to read Immortals or Wanderers first. I've revised the first chapter 7/2013.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 16 - Words: 98,734 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/10/2013 - Published: 4/13/2013 - Complete
Seyadra's Tail (2010) reviews
Seyadra Ayud, a fugitive from the Tower and one of the last dragons in the world, seeks to fulfill a promise she made to her father centuries ago. A "Sword of the Makers" vignette. Same world as "Dreams of Endymion", "Paladin", and "Emissary".
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 31,182 - Reviews: 6 - Updated: 4/13/2013 - Published: 3/10/2013
The Nok Market (2012)
Journeyman wizard Fabian Van Guise stumbles upon a faerie market and makes a dangerous bargain. A "Sword of the Makers" vignette. Same world as "Dreams of Endymion", "Paladin", and "Emissary".
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,610 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/6/2013 - Complete
Dreams of Endymion (2013) reviews
Ten years ago, Luke Witchstorm washed up on a beach with no memories of his past. When he puts on a cursed ring, he finds himself drawn into a web of intrigue and dark magic. Following the clues he left for himself, he must retrace his own steps to uncover the secret of how he died, and why he came back.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 92,462 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/16/2013 - Published: 12/9/2012
Wanderers (CR Book 6) (2005)
Elhil has a habit of getting himself into trouble. Of course, "trouble" for a 4,000 year old immortal often means that the fate of more than one world is hanging in the balance. When his father returns from the dead, Elhil goes on a quest to find the Gods of Order and Chaos. CR Book 1: Immortals should probably be read first.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 13 - Words: 217,776 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/30/2012 - Complete
The Wolf Prince (NANO 2011) reviews
A young wizard accidentally steals a magic box. Along with two thieves and a hapless "inventor/adventurer" he travels around the world and through time. Incorporates Celtic, Persian, Indian, Chinese and Norse mythology and lots of Shakespeare.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 27,719 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/25/2012
Stephanie Meyer Eat Your Heart Out (2010) reviews
A believable vampire love story. Sort of. This is not Twilight fiction, nor does it contain any Twilight characters. And if you happen to like Twilight, you may be offended. Rated "T" for bad language. No gore or sex.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,494 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/1/2012 - Complete
The Immortals (CR Book 1) (2001) reviews
A demon is summoned into a realm where magic and technology coexist and the laws of physics are subject to change without warning. A magical genius with a passion for candy-coated alchemy, a perma-stoned dragon bard, and a host of dimension-hopping gangsters fight with her to save their world.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 16 - Words: 242,038 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/14/2012 - Published: 6/23/2012 - Complete