The first tale of the Eagle Court, set in the world of The Unnatural Philosophy of Kit March. Their Courts of Crows takes place four and a half years before Tes arrives at the College.
The best he can find is ugly compromise.
Prince Paide ein Iteme has lost his father, his family, his people and his home to a conquering necromancer queen and her armies of the risen dead. A last horrific battle sees him forced to discuss surrender, but that conversation is no small amount complicated when said conquering necromancer is his mother. Who might not have been entirely wrong in her overthrow of Paide’s father…
Contains: A cis, pansexual, allistic prince fighting a war on which there’s no right side; a cis necromancer queen summoning the dead for her trans son; and a surrender that doesn’t exactly have a happy ending.
The original web version can be found here. The new, edited version can be found below:
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Length: 5, 108 words / 14 PDF pages.