The Zed of Ages
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Joined 02-27-18, id: 10405843, Profile Updated: 06-07-22
Author has written 1 story for Legend of Zelda.

Update: 02/22/2022--see below for new developments in my BOTW novelization and its newly announced audiobook!

Hi, the name's Ben.

I don't know that there's much to say about me! I'm a Master's degree student, married with kids, and have too many gray hairs for my own comfort. I used to write Fanfiction under another name when I was a teenager and decided to create this account as a clean slate. My old works are still floating around on, but I will be leaving them where they are. If you ask me for their information... I probably won't give it to you. Let the past remain in the past, I say! And they're embarrassingly poorly written.

Anyway, I created this account to house the novel that I wrote based on the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a full-scale novelization of the game's story--a fact that some of you may question as, truthfully, Breath of the Wild was not exactly the strongest Zelda when it came to the storyline. However, I've done some work fleshing out the bare bones that made up its structure, seeking to inject life and character into this world that I absolutely fell in love with. This was an enormous undertaking, and the response has just been incredible. It truly reignited my love of writing now, and I can't wait to see what the future brings for me.

Since publishing Breath of the Wild, the novel has become one of the most popular Zelda stories on , ranking in both the top 15 for Favorites and top 50 for Reviews. The response has been incredible, and I'm so thankful to everyone who has read it and told me their impressions!

Earlier this year, I posted my final edition of my Breath of the Wild novelization. It's gone through 4-5 edit passthroughs now and I'm happy with the final project and am valiantly resisting the urge to go back through and make more changes, save for an occasional fix of a typo. Beyond that, I am currently still working on its sequel, though that has been slow going, to say the least. Life has made it difficult to really sit down and devote the kind of time needed to make the sequel at the quality I desire, and I've had to go back to the drawing board when it comes to several plot-related issues. I am still actively working on it, however, and look forward to sharing it with the world when I feel it is ready!

As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy my work!

PS: If you want to support me at all, you can through my Ko-Fi account at https:// ko-fi. com/ botwnovel. It was down for a bit, for some reason, but it should be back up now (thank you, Link, for letting me know)! Thank you so much for reading and your support!

PPS: In audiobook news, I have entered into a partnership with the author and audiobook creator DragonRand100 to create a fully narrated audiobook of my novel and it is currently being posted to his Youtube channel with other options to be made available in the future! If you've listened to DragonRand100's other audiobooks, you will know that he is very proficient in using multiple voice actors for different POVs, as well as adding a lot of additional effects, such as music and other audio cues to really help draw listeners into the narration. I'm incredibly excited for the project, and I have been utterly blown away by the chapters that have already been posted! Please check it out and let us know what you think!

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The Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild, Book Three: Fires of Hyrule by mattwrites reviews
As Ganon's servants extend their dark influence over Hyrule, Link continues his own quest to restore the fallen kingdom. This contains the first three volumes of a six-book series based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 61 - Words: 241,094 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 3/21 - Published: 6/7/2018 - Link, Zelda, Mipha, Prince Sidon
The Legend of the Twilight Princess Book 1 Draft by DragonRing reviews
The agelong peace in the southern provinces of Hyrule is shattered; in every village, children are brutally captured by raiding monsters and nightmarish beasts. All that is left is a sinking veil of Twilight imbued with fear of a nameless evil. While the land crumbles beneath a mantle of shadow, one young man sets off on a perilous journey in search for the missing children.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 33 - Words: 301,506 - Reviews: 252 - Favs: 229 - Follows: 239 - Updated: 11/29/2022 - Published: 2/24/2014 - Link, Midna - Complete
r Animorphs: The Reckoning by WhatWouldEnderDo reviews
AU/multiple points of departure, with the intent to fix/sane-itize/create internal consistency, allowing rational agents to take things to the extreme. Visser Three is competent, the Yeerks are moving rapidly, and the Animorphs are actually trying to win (but are inexperienced and unprepared). Inspired by Worm and HPMOR.
Animorphs - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 83 - Words: 685,980 - Reviews: 670 - Favs: 537 - Follows: 598 - Updated: 7/2/2021 - Published: 3/4/2015 - Elfangor, Jake - Complete
What Makes a Hero by Selphie Kinneas 175 reviews
TP. Perpetual twilight; clandestine malevolence. Realms linked by an encroaching darkness. The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance and only a hero can save them. A retelling of Twilight Princess.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 68 - Words: 424,483 - Reviews: 2182 - Favs: 1,656 - Follows: 1,031 - Updated: 9/14/2020 - Published: 9/14/2010 - Link, Midna - Complete
One Last Year by CrazygurlMadness reviews
"I don't know how to remember. Time passes, but nothing comes to my mind. Except you. You're the key," Link said, softly. "You have to be." / A Breath of the Wild fic about Link, Zelda, and the memories that bind them.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 45 - Words: 228,190 - Reviews: 1586 - Favs: 2,376 - Follows: 1,323 - Updated: 5/4/2018 - Published: 6/30/2017 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
From the Ground Up by fioreofthemarch reviews
No kingdom. No allies. No guide. Zelda and Link struggle to find their feet in a Hyrule that has all but forgotten them. With sinister forces leaping at the power vacuum left by Ganon and an already fragile Hyrule teetering on the edge of a civil war, the pair must forge new paths in order to save both their kingdom, and their chance to rebuild it. Post-BOTW Zelink
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 23 - Words: 232,777 - Reviews: 206 - Favs: 468 - Follows: 309 - Updated: 9/21/2017 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Beyond by RandomButLoved reviews
"We can restore Hyrule to its former glory. Perhaps... even beyond." A Princess of a destroyed Kingdom, a Knight without a full recollection of his previous life, four new Champions to protect the land. A new adventure to return Hyrule to its former grandeur begins. A series of oneshots based on the aftermath of Breath of the Wild.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 53,467 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 292 - Follows: 362 - Updated: 9/3/2017 - Published: 3/16/2017 - Link, Zelda
The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (Revised & Complete) by DragonRand100 -the eagle1989 reviews
This is the tale of an ancient land of lush forests and verdant meadows. A land blessed by the Goddesses where the powers of light and shadow exist in perfect balance. This is the story of the kingdom of Hyrule, of a king who sought to control the power of the gods, and of a boy without a fairy. A boy whose struggle against the shadow became a legend, riding upon the winds of time.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 61 - Words: 469,638 - Reviews: 341 - Favs: 277 - Follows: 163 - Updated: 2/10/2017 - Published: 6/20/2006 - Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, Navi - Complete
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild reviews
"But courage need not be remembered... for it is never forgotten." Though struggling with both the loss of memory and the incredible weight of past failure, Link must find a way to recover what has been lost and bring hope back to the land of Hyrule. An epic fantasy-style novelization of Breath of the Wild. See profile for information on audiobook adaptation!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 69 - Words: 483,427 - Reviews: 711 - Favs: 1,171 - Follows: 655 - Updated: 10/23/2018 - Published: 4/21/2018 - Link, Zelda - Complete