Sinner of the Spades

'Sinner of the Spades' takes place in an alternate early 20th century, at the turn of industrial advancement. Set in a world where one Empire rules over the majority of the western continent, the world is ravaged by the aftereffects of a great war. It is a world of tragedy, of longing for wealth, of parading high above the clouds, of mechanical automatons, and of grand tales of sorcery not many have had the chance to see themselves.

Lumière Croft is a show magician in the middle borough of the city-state of Leiden- rather, an illusionist. A career liar. Responsible for making money to help out at the monastery he lives in, he can only curse the dreadful circumstances around him, and wish desperately that something would change. To balance himself is to lie to himself, and hope that tragedy will abate.

This is the story of balance, of hope, and of the tragedy of a liar.

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Cover illustration done by @i_evuuu/Everest

The good days forget the bad for a moment, and the bad crave the good in every moment.

The good days forget the bad for a moment, and the bad crave the good in every moment.

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Chapter 1: Pageantry of Feathers
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Chapter 2: Murderer in the shade
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Chapter 3: Of mice and men, and of the men who eat the mice
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Chapter 4: Sheet music wilted by rainfall
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Chapter 5: Crossing of the Genius Blade
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Chapter 6: Everything from those who have nothing at all
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Chapter 7: Someone who remembers
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Chapter 8: The worth of a potato in gold
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Chapter 9: A seed of passion
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Chapter 10: Out on the town
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Chapter 11: Mage in the mist
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Chapter 12: Symphony of the damned
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Chapter 13: The comfort of those that know
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Chapter 14: Deliverance from madness
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Chapter 15: Silver flames
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Chapter 16: The pain of saying 'I love you'
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Chapter 17: The Sun in a cruel world
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Chapter 18: A merchant from the wall
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Chapter 19: Creatures within the shade
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Chapter 20: Labyrinth within the darkness
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Chapter 21: Death of an attendant
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Chapter 22: The Joker
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Chapter 23: Poe's Gnosis
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Chapter 24: Churning Shadow
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Chapter 25: Memories of the Fated
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Chapter 26: Gluttony
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Chapter 27: Mr. Sand
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Chapter 28: Three of Hearts
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Chapter 29: A contract formed by blood
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Chapter 30: Moral choices
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Chapter 31: Monocle-wearing fox
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Chapter 32: The Phantom Syndicate
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Chapter 33: The Master of all weapons
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Chapter 34: Churning shadows
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Chapter 35: Nameless
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Chapter 36: An invitation
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Chapter 37: Four of Hearts
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Chapter 38: Proposal of an informant
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Chapter 39: Preparations
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Chapter 40: Persona
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Chapter 41: The scent of death
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Chapter 42: Despair
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Chapter 43: Mr. Demon
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Chapter 44: Contract
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Chapter 45: Heaven's White Roses
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Chapter 46: A mock patrol
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Chapter 47: The King in White who must Fall
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Chapter 48: Discrepancies
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Chapter 49: Welcome to Oost-Souburg
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Chapter 50: The game of a demon
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Chapter 51: Fear of Shadows
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Chapter 52: Abating madness
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Chapter 53: Lesser and Greater Houses
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Chapter 54: Ophelian Morality
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Chapter 55: A Demon's Lie
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Chapter 56: Archangel
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Chapter 57: A Noble's request
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Chapter 58: Remembrances
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Chapter 59: Conference, Competition
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Chapter 60: Make a choice, move forward
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Chapter 61: Mythos Garden
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Chapter 62: Codenames
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Chapter 63: Gaze in the distance
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Chapter 64: May the Garden flourish
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Chapter 65: Contemplation
Author
GenreActionFantasyHistoricalMysteryParanormal
UpdatedApr 27, 2024
Chapters65
Writing StatusOngoing
Word Count142,846
Featured fan art of this novel.
The King in White who must fall, Orion Calister
Facilitator of the House of Cards, The Joker
Lumiere Croft, Magician, Sinner