In some far distant future, Arthur heir Pendragon, Captain of the galley-class Kilgharrah and Prince of the Camelot, answers a distress call from the alien-besieged Ealdor. There, he finds Merlin, a plausibly-deniable sorcerer with an irresistible grin. This is the story of how the terraformation of planet Albion was threatened by the prejudices of the past, of finding solIn some far distant future, Arthur heir Pendragon, Captain of the galley-class Kilgharrah and Prince of the Camelot, answers a distress call from the alien-besieged Ealdor. There, he finds Merlin, a plausibly-deniable sorcerer with an irresistible grin. This is the story of how the terraformation of planet Albion was threatened by the prejudices of the past, of finding solid ground and taking a stand, and of giving yourself reasons to trust.A phantasmagorical space opera, high fantasy in a science fiction setting, this work includes cyborg Arthur, fighter-pilot Morgana, spectral dragons, Lovecraftian horrors, sentient spaceships, and a little bit of that kissing stuff....
|Title||:||Candle, Cup, and Casket|
|Format Type||:||ebook, Free Online Fiction|
|Number of Pages||:||762 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Candle, Cup, and Casket Reviews
Dragons in Spaaaaaaaaaaacceeee!!!This one goes into my personal fanfic Hall of Fame, for sure. This is Space Opera at its finest with living spaceships, voracious aliens, crumbling kingdoms, body mods, politics, dragons, civil war, magic, romance and lots of pew pew pew. The author takes the time to set up the world and the characters without bogging the reader down in endless infodumps and thoroughly explores the boundaries where magic and technology meet. There are no lazy short cuts, no noticeable handwavey bits just to get things to wrap up neatly. Sure, it wraps up, but it is just a tiny bit messy, like the best endings always are. The writing style is great, evocative without getting in the way of the story. I guess I put this one off for a while because it was so long. And it is, as feared, mildly draggy in the middle, where I could have done with maybe 30K less. But in no way, shape, or form does it peter out. Ever. It left me satisfied in the way only a good, solid Space Opera can. Yum!Pew Pew Pew!
Didn't realize this on GR. Will have to do a reread soon!
I had some issues with this fic. They way it started painted it to be something amazing, but it felt like it lost its way half way through? It didn´t turn out bad or anything, I still enjoyed it, but it made it seem like it was going one way then it went somewhere else. Also, i had an incredibly hard time following the conversations. Half the time it was like they were speaking in code or talking about these inside jokes that I couldn't follow. Maybe I´m just stupid though, who knows.Either way it was enjoyable but didn´t quite get what I was looking for.