The Skies of Aurlin
GenreFantasy / Sci-Fi
Age Rating:R15
Submitted:Friday, 11 May 2012
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Read by:297 different readers
 

“We are not immortal.”

The people of Aurlin live a near perfect society. Schooled from birth to be the best of intellectuals in all aspects, housed in a cathedral of white marble and golden windows—they live in cities far above the rest of the world, the Lands Below.

Feld spends his life as a graduated nobleman with his circle of three friends: Ali, a youthful queen, Warren, an affable mathematician, and Sovan, an enigmatic philosopher—but he's bored. Bored and depressed of the white and of the stone. His curiosity is his only savior as he explores dark caverns long forgotten beneath the cathedral of his birth. And, against all odds, he finds what he's been looking for—a sanctuary. So begins his novel.

But what to write about? The question haunts him in his seemingly empty existence. The words on his paper are as dark and foreboding as the forsaken office he spends his time in—something so scornful he loathes to look at it. He searches his home for something—anything to occupy him but these thoughts, spending his time in the lauded Avitorium where noblemen like him can take the shapes of birds and dwell in the fierce, distorting Lands.

And deep within forests of untamed magic and dreadful creatures, he finally finds his inspiration...

 

List of chapters

Ch. 0 From the Mouths of Gods...
Ch. 1 Immortality
Ch. 2 Godhood
Ch. 3 Portals
Ch. 4 Storms
Ch. 5 Thought
Ch. 6 Below
Ch. 7 Paragon
Ch. 8 Wolves
Ch. 9 Insanity
Ch. 10 Transgression
Ch. 11 Books
Ch. 12 Stone
Ch. 13 Chess
Ch. 14 Pasts
Ch. 15 Smoke
Ch. 16 Mirrors
Ch. 17 Fire
Ch. 18 Light

Comments

 
surfingpanda7 Sunday, 10 March 2013
Just awesome. All I have to say. It was so beautiful and awesome. I also read on your profile that you liked Brandon Sanderson. He's one of my favorite too. Come check out my story the Knights of Night. I think you'd like it.
-Jack
 
Bob Craton Monday, 10 September 2012
I just came back to read some more chapters (only 2 were posted when I first commented) and it immediately became clear I needed to upgrade my rating. Your style makes this flow nicely with real flair. I would point out some flaws if only I could find any.
 
Abby Vandiver Sunday, 29 July 2012
You are the best writer! Who would ever believe you are so young. I applaud your talent and I know you will go far. Your work is truly worthy of publishing. I wish I could write like you. Excellent job!
 
Gillian Annie Wednesday, 11 July 2012
I love poetry that rhymes, is beautiful, and makes sense. This is perfect, and matches all of the above criteria. Great writing(:
 
Eíryn Grayce Sorenson Tuesday, 10 July 2012
You write beautifully. I love the idea and your style. More please! :)

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