Storge is the prequel to The Laoche Chronicles. It’s a YA high fantasy that takes place in the world of Laoche roughly 1500 years before the start of the series and lays the groundwork for the worldbuilding and major plot points later on. It’s a character-driven story that’s part political drama, part civil war, and part fantastical family adventure. This manuscript is in its second draft, and I’m preparing it for beta readers.
The city of Maaren had always been divided. The Atilan long ruled over the Debilan and Avian populations with secret magic and an iron fist, but now Anarchists have risen up to challenge their rulers, leaving chaos and terror in the wake of their riots. Society is in shambles, or at least, quickly heading towards it.
The Laine family is outcast: Debilan hiding their magic, barely surviving on the fringes of society, and yet trying to support their community in any way they can.
Acheran and Chara are outsiders: avian siblings who hide away from the growing unrest safe within the cliffs. He sells his wares to whoever will buy; she argues with whoever will listen.
Soon, both families find themselves caught in the middle of the conflict. A conflict that will lead to a nasty civil war. A conflict that, in the end, only they can stop.
- Luca Laine + playlist
- Enne Laine + playlist
- Grace Laine + playlist
- Acheran Amulearn + playlist
- Magistra Chara Amulearn + playlist
- Esil + playlist
- Lyss Anray + playlist
- Side Characters
- Maaren Worldbuilding Part 1: Geography, The Atilan and Debilan
- Maaren Worldbuilding Part 2: The Avians and the Anarchists
Storge’s First Scene
It was far too lovely a day for a riot, but not even the cool breeze flapping the fabric of the trader’s multicolored tents could prevent Luca from taking advantage of the fact that there was, in fact, a riot.Keep reading
The Arena Attack
“I can stop this madness.”Keep reading
“What good is my magic if I can’t control it? I spent so many years afraid to try tapping into it, and I choked when it counted.”Keep reading
Sparring and Scheming
“Oh sick Sotha, what happened to your face?!” “I happened!”Keep reading
After the Arena
“What is this?” Their eyes asked. “A new sacrifice? We want more.”Keep reading
Construction and Camaraderie
“Does that hurt?” “No… Is that strange? I probably should fear it, after seeing the sort of damage I can do. But it feels natural. Exhilarating, even. It feels right.”Keep reading
Confused? Start here!
Storge Summarized: A Comic Sans PowerPoint
A fast (and hopefully funny!) summary of the important information in Storge and a good starting place for learning about this WIP!Keep reading