The Hero's Shadow

The start of a saga of mystical blades and superhuman knights set in a Depression era America a bit stranger than our own...
1932 years after the start of the Age of Pisces, Manfred Fehl arrives in New York City to begin life as a student at the Men's National Knight Academy. Though he has no desire to seek glory on the battlefield, he is interested in ascending to the ranks of the nobility to benefit from the perks of high status. However, his plans for a quiet future go awry when he discovers that his eccentric roommate is a supporter of the monarchy deposed during the Civil War and the wielder of awesome power that rivals the strongest of aristocratic bloodlines. Drawn into the orbit of the charismatic Roland Ward, Manfred begins to have fateful encounters with individuals such as a mysterious swordsman with a fearsome crystal saber and even the princess of the old monarchy. He finds himself descending into the same world of idealism, honor, and politics he had hoped to avoid.

Prompt: Who Needs Plot
Themes: #School
My themes: #Alternate History #Magic Battle School #Romance?

Prompt: Who Needs Plot
Themes: #School
My themes: #Alternate History #Magic Battle School #Romance?

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GenreActionAdventureFantasyMagicSchool
UpdatedSep 05, 2021
Chapters16
Writing StatusFinished
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