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Joined 01-08-13, id: 893235, Profile Updated: 03-03-15
Author has written 4 stories for Fantasy.

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March 3, 2015:

The Atheling is finally ready to share! (cue fanfare and confetti) This is the third revision of the fourth book in the Elf Gate series. This series is an arc set, meaning it's one big story divided into several volumes, as opposed to being self-contained and separate adventures that reuse the same characters and settings. I've tried to recap where I felt it was absolutely necessary, but word count is high for this volume so I chose to use most of those words to push the story forward. If you haven't read the previous books, this one might leave you confused.

If you have read the previous volumes, this one picks up right where the last one ended. Like the others, this is not the final version. It is the version I offer to my beta readers. For this web serial edition, I intend to offer updates at least once a week, maybe more if time allows.

This story, like the others, is largely dark fantasy, but has elements of adventure, comedy, horror, romance, and a bit of a steampunk setting. I currently have no cover, but I'll try to find something suitable until the official cover is done.

Edit: New and temporary cover up. When the one to match the official set is done, I will switch.

Hope you enjoy it! Be sure to leave reviews! :)

About Me and My Fiction:

Hello and welcome to my FictionPress account. I am a dark fantasy author, currently working on my third and fourth novels in the Elf Gate series. And I've decided I want to make the first three books available as a web serial, for a limited time, for free.

Elf Gate Series, Book 1: The Changeling is a portal tale about an English girl who gets abducted by a mysterious, bone-white elf. She is taken to the hidden realm by mistake, only to find out that humans are not welcome there, and she has no way back. The elf responsible for her abduction has problems of his own. He must avoid the bounty hunters looking for them, protect his friends and family from a civil war that is brewing, and find out what has happened to the ancient gates to make them targets of what appears to be necromantic sabotage. Who exactly is the changeling here? And can they learn to tolerate each other enough to work together to figure this out, so that she can go home?

Elf Gate Series, Book 2: The Fledgling is a continuation of the first book. Trizryn struggles with being a new vampire and telling Aija about their shared curse, so he enlists her aid in plans to steal his summoner's scroll. But when Kassí does her own investigation on their gate problems, she turns up more than one dangerous secret and leads the camp at Absin'navad to discover it has more immediate worries than being found by a Derra Eirlyn summoner.

Elf Gate Series, Book 3: The Darkling picks up right where the previous book ended. Trizryn must get his stolen documents to the Deep Warrens for translation if he ever hopes to find out what's wrong with the malfunctioning elf gates. Accepting the fae realm is a beautiful but cruel place, Aija pushes herself and her companions toward a gruesome discovery that leads her to believe she is not alone in the elven kingdom. And they are shocked to learn secrets about Trizryn's heritage even he didn't know.

You can find out more about me and my stories at my website, Bad Cat Ink: https://sites.google.com/site/badcatink/

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The Atheling reviews
Elf Gate: Book 4. With the latest dragon attack, Aija lost another gate, but learned she is not the only human in the fae realm. She and Trizryn must now repair an old airship to rescue the refugees in the ruins of Absin'navad. That means facing off against the necromancer Ilisram ... if the assassin Mahntarei doesn't seek vengeance on both of them first.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 42,342 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/27 - Published: 3/3
The Darkling reviews
Elf Gate: Book 3. Trizryn must get his stolen documents to the Deep Warrens to find out what's wrong with the elf gates. Accepting the fae realm as a beautiful but cruel place, Aija pushes toward a gruesome discovery that leads her to believe she is not alone in the elven kingdom. And they are shocked to learn secrets about Trizryn's heritage even he didn't know.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 168,053 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/3/2014 - Published: 3/30/2014 - Complete
The Fledgling reviews
Elf Gate: Book 2. Trizryn goes after his summoner's scroll while adjusting to his transformation. We learn more about his past with Kassi. Aija begins to suspect the elves are keeping more secrets from her. And the camp at Absin'navad gets ready to move to a new location only to discover they have more immediate worries than being found by a Derra Eirlyn summoner.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 41 - Words: 151,226 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 6/12/2013 - Published: 5/4/2013 - Complete
The Changeling reviews
Elf Gate: Book 1. A young English girl is mistakenly abducted by a bone-white elf into the legendary realm of the fay, which is on the brink of civil war. And the enigmatic elf who abducted her must avoid the bounty on their heads while seeking a way to return her to her own world ... in spite of his own death. Who exactly is the changeling here?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 35 - Words: 119,885 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 5/2/2013 - Published: 1/9/2013 - Complete