The Fractured Grey
GenreYoung Adult / Fantasy
Age Rating:R15
Submitted:Sunday, 15 April 2012
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(11 ratings)
Read by:425 different readers

As a young mistress in 15th century Plantagenet England, Cas’s imaginings have never stretched beyond that of her sex or station. That is, until one crazed night, she died.

Cas does not often look to her past; the murky, human memories are loathsome, dull, and full of darker times she’d rather forget. In her new life, her new body, she is untroubled, fierce, strong beyond what is natural to be, and, above all – ruthless.

She has honed herself, shaped her entire resolve, into Winter’s deadliest blade. But the masses are gathering. Someone killed The Lady of The Tides. The Spring King died under mysterious circumstances closely beforehand – and not a soul knows how.

Now her people, the Fey, have one collective finger, and they are pointing it at a child. A seemingly harmless – if not odd – boy. Every court is in uproar; half want him dead, half want to claim him, and Cas, more than anything, wants to stay out of it. It is more than her frigid, cold heart making her shiver; it is more than the frost creeping up her arm sending chills along her skin. Her instincts are screaming at her to run. But her queen, the ruler of Winter, will not let her, and neither will this stranger child.

After almost six hundred years, Cas, allergic to iron, insufferable of heat, and no longer accustomed to humanity, finds herself implicated and dragged back to a world which once saw her dead. She must blend amongst humans and hide her faery face, deceive without lying and hold her secrets close, and pray that her old family don't catch her up. But it's only a matter of time, and as Cas begins to build a fragile, fractured life for herself with her new human friends, she knows she can't run, let alone hide, forever. Even if she has forever.

A novel which tests the boundaries of humanity - what is it exactly, which defines us? And what happens if we lose it?



List of chapters

Ch. 1 A Gilded Gathering
Ch. 2 The Taste of Flame
Ch. 3 To Iron
Ch. 4 A Stab Of Logic
Ch. 5 The Price of Blood


Eíryn Grayce Sorenson Thursday, 11 October 2012
This. Is. Epic. There were no errors whatsoever! Amazing job! Your descriptions really sucked me into the story and I'm already really into the characters. I can't wait to find out what happens next!
Lily M. Tuesday, 3 July 2012
This is so amazing!
I can't wait to read more, I'll read the rest whenever I can!

Could you please read, rate and comment on my book?
Caela Kings Sunday, 20 May 2012
This is... really good. Your description is flawless, your storytelling simply wonderful. I quite love how you have the fey in this--they make amazing stories! Especially when in historical fiction. ^_^ very interesting indeed.
Scarlette Noelle Sunday, 13 May 2012
Thanks for commenting on my story :D 'tis appreciated~!

Anyway, you have major talent ^u^ The only thing I didn't like was the use of present tense, but I just prefer past. Your writing is excellent and you used the present tense admirably :D This is a really great story. It kind of reminds me of the Dresden Files with their Winter and Summer courts in the fae.
Sarah Humble Thursday, 10 May 2012
It was long, but I enjoyed it! ;) Keep at it!

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