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  1. Shadow Honor 1. The Trial

    By Cynus, in Fiction. 01/27/2018 (Updated: 04/21/2018)

    Genres: Fantasy
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy
    • teen
    • demons
    • magic
    • no sex
    • serious

    In the depths beneath the Everbright City lies a vast complex of caves known as The Shade. The Underking of the Shade, Salidar thulu'Khant, seeks to free the demons imprisoned in the city above and use them to unseat King Neredos, the immortal ruler of humanity. The future of the world rests in the unwilling hands of young thief and Shade native, Styx, who is thrust into the middle of a conflict which has perpetuated for centuries.

    • 26 Chapters
    • 126,057 Words
    • 59,783 Views
    • 367 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  2. Clouded Purity 2. The Trial

    By Cynus, in Fiction. 04/25/2018 (Updated: 08/04/2018)

    Genres: Fantasy
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy
    • teen
    • demons
    • magic
    • urban
    • coming of age
    • serious
    • philosophy

    Eight centuries before Salidar thulu-Khant's reign, the world was much different. Technology, not magic, defined the world, though political machinations and civil unrest had pushed the world to the edge of destruction. Two young men, embark on a journey of self-discovery while dealing with the consequences of a broken society. Meanwhile, an ancient force seeks to unleash a Trial of Destruction on the world.

    • 22 Chapters
    • 99,426 Words
    • 34,123 Views
    • 147 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  3. Lonely Pride 3. The Trial

    By Cynus, in Fiction. 02/13/2019 (Updated: 05/18/2019)

    Genres: Fantasy
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy
    • demons
    • magic
    • no sex
    • serious
    • abuse
    • death

    Days after an attempt to unleash demons upon the world has failed, three young men find themselves in the midst of new challenges. One must determine what it means to lead. One must face his past. One must discover who he really is. But there are forces still at play in the world which could undermine everything they hope to build and discover. Is the demon threat truly over?

    This is Book 3 of The Trial. You can find book 1 "Shadow Honor" here:

    • 28 Chapters
    • 142,699 Words
    • 34,056 Views
    • 123 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  4. Tragic Genius 4. The Trial

    By Cynus, in Fiction. 06/12/2019 (Updated: 09/07/2019)

    Genres: Fantasy
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy
    • demons
    • magic
    • war
    • serious
    • philosophy

    "Tragic Genius" is the fourth and penultimate book in "The Trial", a series beginning with "Shadow Honor". In this book, we follow the early days of the Demon War, and focus on the stories of Neredos and Veil predominantly, but with many other familiar faces as well. What does it take to make a leader, and how do the horrors of war twist a person's mind? How do we fight for good, life, and peace in a world full of evil, death, and pain? This is the heart of what The Trial means.

    • 26 Chapters
    • 126,165 Words
    • 21,797 Views
    • 67 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  5. Cynical Faith 5. The Trial

    By Cynus, in Fiction. 09/14/2019 (Updated: 11/20/2019)

    Genres: Fantasy
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy
    • demons
    • magic
    • serious
    • philosophy

    Book 5 and final book in "The Trial", the series which begins with "Shadow Honor". The threads of eight hundred years weave together to form the tapestry, revealing the last secrets and the big picture all at once. Who will be the next guardian of the world, and what will the world endure before that occurs?

    • 20 Chapters
    • 93,018 Words
    • 16,653 Views
    • 77 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
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