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Author has written 5 stories for Fantasy.

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July 14, 2017

The Dragonling is done! Woot!

It was a bear of a volume, and this beta is now ready for its final edit, so hopefully I can slash some of that word count down, but there was a lot to pack into his book because the story arc is winding down toward the end now. I hope you enjoyed it. :3 Please don't forget to leave reviews!

If you're curious about when the next book will be out, all I can say is it will be a while. It's in first draft stage right now, and I typically run these scripts through a minimum of four drafts before sharing the betas with anyone. What I can tell you about it at this point is that it will be the close of the series. Whether that means it's book 6 or book 6 and 7, will depend on word count, but I'm going to write through to the end this time, and then decide whether it should be split if it's too much for one volume. Therefore, the next book will features Trizryn's final confrontation with Ilisram. The civil war between the dragons and elves comes to a head between Erys and Reznetha'ir. The events of Aija's homecoming will play a huge part in that, following up on the hunt for the triptych, Draughbanir, and Kethrei. And of course we have to find out the fate of the elf gates. :)

Until then! Cheers!

About Me and My Fiction:

Hello and welcome to my FictionPress account. I am a dark fantasy author, currently working on my fifth novel in the Elf Gate series. And I've decided I want to make these books available as a web serial, for a limited time, for free. This series is epic/dark fantasy, meaning these books are for readers who enjoy long works. It's part of a series that shares several complex story-arcs from beginning to end (as opposed to being a collection of different adventures set in the same world with the same characters). So, if you're expecting something short and sweet, this isn't it. The more you read, the deeper the plot threads get. I'm planning to end the series at book 6 or 7, but it will be done when it's done.

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.

Elf Gate Series, Book 4: The Atheling ... 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.

Elf Gate Series, Book 5: The Dragonling ... Brinnan is besieged. The light elf king has disappeared, and the Shadow Elf Conspiracy has declared war using gate dragons to burn the elven capital to the ground. The only draconian ally of the fae rebels is in danger. Trizryn and Aija have one lead left in their search for a promising connection back to the human world, but their attempt to shelter Frostfang and her egg goes horribly awry after the Atheling journals reveal the darkest threats behind the siege. They must save the hunted wyvern and her only surviving child before warring dragon factions and the savage revenge of the Blood Reign elders destroys the entire elven kingdom … and before the Mists of the Veil consume all of the realms converging in the abyss of the fallen elf gates. Fortunately, a daring rescue mission leads the fae rebels to discover another draconian ally they never would have considered, otherwise.

You can find out more about me and my stories at my website, Bad Cat Ink:

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Elf Gate Series, Book 5: The Dragonling reviews
Brinnan is besieged. The light elf king has disappeared, and the Shadow Elf Conspiracy has declared war using gate dragons to burn the elven capital to the ground. The only draconian ally of the fae rebels is in danger. Trizryn and Aija have one lead left in their search for a promising connection back to the human world, but their attempt to shelter Frostfang goes horribly awry.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 257,299 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/14 - Published: 12/15/2016 - Complete
Elf Gate Series, Book 4: 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: 37 - Words: 170,949 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/6/2015 - Published: 3/3/2015 - Complete
Elf Gate Series, Book 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: 13 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/3/2014 - Published: 3/30/2014 - Complete
Elf Gate Series, Book 2: 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: 22 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 6/12/2013 - Published: 5/4/2013 - Complete
Elf Gate Series, Book 1: 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: 39 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 5/2/2013 - Published: 1/9/2013 - Complete