A short novelette: a creation myth about the fall of Eden, and the corruption of the Urges into the Greek gods. Part of the Love and Death Trilogy.
Part (fake) opera program, part history, all fun, "Etta Lufada" tells the story of how the Khlaovi abused their sorcerous powers, and how the power of art triumphed over the powers of death. Exclusively on Patreon.
Grandson of the first High King, he threw his own niece to her death and seized the throne for a time.
The scholarly sister of Maxim, she reluctantly accepted the burden of saving the country from his usurpation.
The grandson of Olwen, he suffered the death of his father and brother by necromancy, and for a time lost his own heart until he quested for it again.
Considered one of the greatest of the High Kings, he was cursed at birth with a magical blindness. To prove himself, he quested for his sight - a cause that began the downfall of the Fairy kind.
The daughter of Gavron and the Fairy Rhianna, Niamh was so beautiful that none could look on her. At last a strange hermit, part lion, part eagle, was summoned to woo her - even through her own fears, transformation, and disappearance.
How the Sun and Moon came to be; the seduction of Dawning, and the destruction of Dusk
How Deirdre conquered the Wolf King and rescued her seven brothers from their imprisonment
How Deirdre fought her maddened brother for dominion with the help of a unicorn, her son Ceilyn, and a mysterious "boy" named Rowan
How the Fairies came and civilized the world, creating the Twelve Kingdoms
How the Fairies established the reign of kings from Deirdre's line, even at the expense of their own lives
How the Twelve Kingdoms survived the occupation of the Gatanean Empire through the bravery of the bastard Queen, Sidonwy
How the nations became separate sovereignties, and how Isllel restored the fallen princes by questing through the Twelve Kingdoms history
(c) Emily C. A. Snyder