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Rivers of the Dead

   (5 reviews)
Sub-genres: Drama, General Fantasy

Death is better left undisturbed, but some people don't know any better. After the death of his best friend, Ethan, Caleb Neild ventures into The Underworld to seek Ethan's soul and bring him back to the world of the living. He requests the help of the mythical Orpheus, bard turned psychopomp, to find The One Who Rules Beneath and must cross the dreaded six rivers of the afterlife.

This story was not originally written to be released online. As such, the chapters are of varied length, and most of them are rather short. Expect frequent updates.

Copyright © 2017 Cynus; All Rights Reserved.
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  • 09/01/2017 (Updated: 11/11/2017)
  • 41 Chapters
  • 72,604 Words
  • Teen
  • Complete

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  • Action Packed 0
  • Addictive/Pacing 0
  • Characters 0
  • Chills 0
  • Cliffhanger 0
  • Compelling 0
  • Feel-Good 0
  • Humor 0
  • Smoldering 0
  • Tearjerker 0
  • Unique 0
  • World Building 0

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  • Love 6
  • Wow 1
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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

I’m a fan of Cynus’s stories. Original and not cookie cutter.

This story is no different. Sometimes love has no limitations. Even if that’s in life, or death. Throw in magic and Greek mythology. You have a winning recipe for a story. Well worth the read.

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Well fleshed out characters, a great storyline and throw in a bit of mythology. A great recipe for a grand tale. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and strongly recommend it to everyone.

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Really enjoyed this story! It was a captivating retelling of a myth, an interesting extrapolation on the possible cohesion of every person’s view of death, and a sweet love story in the end. 

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

A fantastic story about Caleb and Ethan and the magic that they both possess. It is full of love, loss and rebirth.

I would highly recommend this as a fantastic read to anybody who likes magic.

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

A perfect story containing love, loss, death, rebirth, and magic. With the roots of Greek mythology I didn't think the story would be up to the standards I set for GM stories. I was pleasantly surprised and by the third chapter I was completely enamored with the story of Caleb and Ethan.

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