If anyone wants a fantastic HistFic you’ll want to read and read again, be sure to check this one out. With drama, tragedy, loss, romance, and a fight for freedom, Whore of Babylon follows the story of young Eliana’s struggle to survive as the whore of a cruel Babylonian prince when her city is sacked and her life reduced to nothing. You’ll cheer for Eli in her fights, cry with her loss, find yourself tormented when faced with her terrifying and difficult choices, and rejoice when her intelligence and endurance paves her way to well-deserved success.
Check out this epic fantasy adventure set in medieval times, where music is forbidden and a young girl is pursued in her efforts to save her brother.
In a world where music is against the law, Creak, a young musician, finds herself as one of the king’s targets. In order to protect her brother, Creak leaves him behind and flees their home village. Fighting the king’s minions and her own internal battles Creak must make it to the rebels before she is caught by the young royal knight with mysterious eyes. But, traveling becomes a lot more dangerous when the king makes a wish that puts all musicians in danger. Will Creak survive or die trying to reach the rebels? What will happen to her brother? Are the rebels even safe?
July Camp NaNoWriMo is just round the corner! What are you guys doing for it? After the high of completing NaNoWriMo2016 and then April Camp 2017 and getting my groove back into writing — and I’m enjoying writing Rune Mageso much — I’m pretty psyched to do July Camp 2017.
The problem is as always: do I carry on with what I have and finish it as the NaNo project, or do I pick up something else I’ve been meaning to do for ages and just finish Rune Mage at a leisurely pace?
Either way, I think I’ll start plotting for a new novel during my week off next week and see if I have enough fodder to do it for Camp. If not, it’ll be Rune Mage all the way to the end.
This one started a bit slower than the others. The first two sections about the singing doesn’t seem to progress the story any: it was rehearsals and yet more rehearsals (which I get, but the story then drags as a result). There are quite a few names – perhaps introduce them one by one instead of all at once to let us get to know them better and know their place in the formation. The third section definitely got the story going – people are disappearing, some are overly anxious, others are more laidback. This is the cue for me to realise something was wrong and to carry on reading.