HOGW BK V, CH 12: A Great Many Secrets
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HOGW BK V, CH 12: A Great Many Secrets

Late release. A short nap turned into some of the best sleep I’ve had this week. Chapter Twelve: A Great Many Secrets  “So… If I’m getting this straight. You’re like Wynna?” Sweetrot asked incredulously. Valerian glanced towards the once again demure arcanist. “Not exactly.” Coming clean was more difficult than he thought. “More alike than…

HoGW BK V, CH 11: A New Thing to Fear
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HoGW BK V, CH 11: A New Thing to Fear

Chapter Eleven: A New Thing to Fear Valerian learned to swim when he was ten. He remembered those lessons with his grandmother fondly, but the start of them was rough. You would think reading the books and listening to his grandmother’s instructions would be enough. It wasn’t! It should have been easy.  It wasn’t!  All it took was one ill-timed breath that…

HoGW BK V,  CH 7: Spiritual Legacies
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HoGW BK V, CH 7: Spiritual Legacies

Chapter Seven: Spiritual Legacies Lilian gave a pause, catching herself for a moment. “Do you understand the difference between a spiritual legacy and a normal one?” Valerian shook his head no. “Hmmn”, his teacher intoned. “Figured that might be the case.” “According to records older than I care to date, when Verre reabsorbed her firstborn,…

HoGW BK V, CH 6: An Incredible Find
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HoGW BK V, CH 6: An Incredible Find

Chapter Six: An Incredible Find The study had once been a magnificent sight to behold. With its rich oak panelling and gleaming brass fixtures, it was a testament to wealth and refinement. Shelves lined with rare leather-bound books, knickknacks gathered over centuries of travel and a desk that was a masterpiece of intricate woodwork; this…

HoGW BK V, CH 3: The Ties that Bind
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HoGW BK V, CH 3: The Ties that Bind

Chapter Three: The Ties that Bind Valerian grabbed another large book off the shelf, this one was a summarised account of the life of Array Master Taevan Alexius, the legendary figure who invented the three-tier enchantment system and the Onthed glyph script. Placing, his former reading material back, he resigned himself to yet another night…