Works in Progress


STATUS: Drafting

3/15/17 - 11k


STATUS: With Beta Readers

Heretic's Rise

Book 1

165k Epic Fantasy

In a world where Nobles live in a city above the streets, a common girl with forbidden magic must decide whether to free her twin’s tormented soul or use it to bring down the society that killed him and made her an outcast.
— Song of the Heretic

PROCNE's ability to sing the souls of the dying back into their bodies would make her a hero if she were male, but as a woman, it brands her a heretic.

Her gift remains undetected until her twin brother is arrested for climbing into Altaevia--the nobles' city above the streets. As the Jade Guard burn her twin for his crime, Procne's attempt to save him reveals her forbidden power and she finds herself on trial as a Heretic. From the midst of a horrifying punishment, an Altaevian Magicsinger named Bayek rescues her and reveals that they are the last two magi resonant in the key of Soul Magic. Though she is a commoner and a woman, Bayek is willing to risk excommunication to teach her the dying talent if she'll risk her life to learn.

Though armed with a lifelong hatred of Altaevians, Procne dons boy's clothing to study under Bayek at the Magicsinger conservatory. There, she learns that her effort to save her twin did not entirely fail--she simply bound him to herself instead. What's more, the addition of brother's soul doubles the resonance of Procne's spellsongs. But it has also trapped him between the realms of living and dead, and the only way to free him is to die herself.

Determined to find an alternative, Procne throws herself into learning Magicsinging. All the while, whispers of revolution echo through the common streets, and the Jade Guard are rooting out supporters of a mysterious rebel named the Mole King. Faced with conflicting loyalties and enough power to tip the balance, Procne must decide whether to free her twin's tormented soul or use it to bring down the society that killed him and made her an outcast.


These are some ideas I've had. Might write them. Might not.


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