Lady Katharine Heartspark
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Joined 03-16-02, id: 185295
Author has written 8 stories for Song of the Lioness.
updated 2/6

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my favorite stories and favorite authors are surefire awesome stories.

--STORY SITUATIONS--

as of now, i think my stories are officially dead. this does not mean you can have them. i will still write if i get struck down by an awesome idea, but sadly that is happening less and less often. in the meantime, read what i have; i promise it's good.

actually, i've got a bit of Stuck in a Not Mary Sue jotted down, so that may be getting posted soon. one never knows.

also, i'm working on the fifth chapter of In Pursuit of Azure's Sadness, but it's going incredibly slowly, and most likely it will never be posted.

-NEWS-
i printed out Search for the Six and read it, and i physically cringed at a lot of the dialogue. many, many lines are anachronistic. i will work on editing and reposting, but it's going to take a while. if ever.

i'm in love. his name is jordan catalano. he was let back, twice. once i almost touched his shoulder in the middle of a pop quiz. he's always closing his eyes like it hurts to look at things.
-angela, my so-called life

all the interesting men were born in your generation.
-aly, to her mother

that be all.

TIPS FOR GETTING YOUR STORY READ
from one who knows what she's talking about

1) for god's sake, no internet slang. EVER. does everyone understand this rule? we are a society of WRITERS; it's what the site is all about. and as writers, we must uphold our reputations by NEVER, EVER writing plz, ppl, lol, et cetera. the one exception is R/R. the reason being, i am immediately turned off of reading anything by someone who does not even care enough to assume a professional language. i'm sorry. (pet peeve; can you tell?)

2) use correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, et cetera. if you and your computer can't handle it, find a beta. again, this goes with the "we are writers" bit, and the "if you can't make time to fix your easy mistakes it is obvious you don't care about writing" and a little bit of the "if you don't know the english language or get it looked over by someone who does know it, your story can't be that good anyway." the exception? lowercase letters in profiles and reviews; that is your personal stuff that defines who you are. i, myself, am a lowercase person. but notice that you will never see lowercases like that in my stories (excepting the author's note) because i have pride in my writing.

3) do your best at a summary. if you can't even sum up the plot in that little space and instead write "i'm really bad at summaries, but i promise it's good!" that still doesn't make me believe you. give the quickest, sloppiest rundown of your awesome story as is humanly possible, but i promise you that more people read stories with summaries. and (this goes a bit with number 2) if it "summery inside" i'll be sure not to wear my parka, and i won't bother reading it. there's a purpose to the summary box; it's not just there for decoration. please, please use it.

4) related to 3) give a shot at a title. i'm sorry dear, is it "i can't think of a title help me!" ? then i can't think of a reason to read. some tips on titles if you're really stuck? several words from the first important piece of dialogue. an insanely small rundown on the plot. something like that.

5) write enough to give readers a purpose to read it. 200 words? not worth it. combine the next few chapters. sad but true.

6) don't advertise that it's your first fic in the summary. i'm always a little leery about first time writers, and i know other potential reviewers are as well. tell the audience at the end of the first chapter, so they know it's your first BEFORE they review, which is definitely a good thing, but are not scared away from your story at the beginning.

7) no author's notes in the middle of the chapters, unless there is a very good reason. and make sure that they stand free of the rest of your text; otherwise, people can get very confused.

8) reviewer responses encourage people to read the next chapter; bribery strikes again.

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Violet Fire by Nessa'fur reviews
A millennium has passed from time of King Jonathon IV and Tortall has faded from its former glory. Now, an old enemy from the Age of Heroes threatens to destroy them all...But hope comes in the form of a redhaired foreigner with a special Gift.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 75 - Words: 242,609 - Reviews: 1857 - Favs: 319 - Follows: 189 - Updated: 3/9 - Published: 5/31/2002 - Tortall - Complete
Soft Lightning by Bradamante13 reviews
Hundreds of years before the Lioness is born, a girl learns that Fate's ruling is not always fair, and gives up the only thing she ever wanted for herself: her life.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,932 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/12/2006 - Published: 12/13/2002 - Tortall
The Unimaginable by Zenin reviews
Everyone who knew Roald would agree...he was Mr. Perfect. But even perfect people do things that are unheard of. So when Roald sets out on a journey to prove his imperfections and knightliness, how does the kingdom react?
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,519 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/21/2005 - Published: 9/1/2002
Mary Sue of Tortall by the FLAMER reviews
discontinued. ...but still funny.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 7,165 - Reviews: 204 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/18/2005 - Published: 3/4/2003
Revenge by Devil's Eye reviews
When Keladry of Mindelan leaves Court after being denied training to be a knight on her probation, she returns seven years later with a new name and a new purpose. This time, she's got revenge on her mind. But what about falling in love?
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,497 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/11/2005 - Published: 8/2/2002
The Winding Circle Temple of Fanfiction by Dragonlet1 reviews
What happens when the inhabitants of the Winding Circle world decide to do something about fanfiction? What if they had help? (enrollment-form re-done. If already applied, you don't need to re-send.)
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,840 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/17/2004 - Published: 12/17/2003
The First Snow by Loveholic reviews
Neal's confusion between Yuki and Kel in his state of amnesia can decide the future of two others. Plot involved. -Chapter 9 up-
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 9,969 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/24/2004 - Published: 1/31/2003
The Last Slave by Alianne-Fantasy reviews
A lady knight meeting a boy who can transform from kid to adult and is half cat and their journeys
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 676 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/8/2004
Runaway by olivia stevens reviews
“Sortiur.. you? My brother?” The curved blade went through the king’s chest, freezing his face in that state of shock forever. The dagger’s owner pulled it out, letting the royal couple’s blood drip on the floor.. (an: this is NOT jon and tha
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,435 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 1/6/2004 - Published: 12/7/2003
The Night Raids by CrystalPegasus reviews
§Complete§ Tobe has been kidnapped by the leader of the Night Raids, who is destroying village after village. King Jonathan has a deadly virus and Kel has to cope with it all, the weight of Tortall lies on her shoulders. All the while old feelings are eme
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 40,496 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/10/2003 - Published: 1/6/2003 - Complete
Free Falling by Arsahi reviews
Long ago, the tools of Abscador were forged to make a man a god. The Master has finally deciphered the codes and intends to take Lady Knight Keladry of Mindelan as his bride. To what lengths can a man be pushed for friendship, honor, and maybe even love?
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 139,038 - Reviews: 370 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/28/2003 - Published: 9/4/2002 - Tortall - Complete
The Lady of the Wolf by Minute Maid Apple Juice reviews
Xanthe, Kel's daughter, finds love at the palace, but when an old prophecy comes to life, it is up to Xanthe to save all of Tortall...and herself. ^_^
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 12,804 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/6/2003 - Published: 8/31/2002
A Rather Odd Twist on the Typical Narrative by Treble reviews
*CHAPTER 15* A bit of sarcasm and a twist on the norm...little bit of drama, lots of humor, almost some romance and a hint of violence...see for yourself!!
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 23,165 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/27/2003 - Published: 12/27/2002
Underneath the Surface by Cami of Queenscove reviews
Kel walked swiftly over to her dresser and pulled out a pair of breeches and a shirt. Stripping off the towel, she threw it to Neal. “Not a word out of you, Neal.” She grinned at his shocked look. “It’s not like you haven’t seen it before. Chapt
Song of the Lioness - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 89,473 - Reviews: 1041 - Favs: 296 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 4/2/2003 - Published: 11/4/2002
Love at Last by Su reviews
My view of Steadfast. Contains spoilers for Lady Knight!!!!!! Please r/r!
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,151 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 3/17/2003 - Published: 9/8/2002
Alternate Endings by Magelet1 reviews
Kel choses not to become a knight, now you must descide how you want her life to turn out! I'm open to suggestions, if you'd like to make any. I re-titiled the chapters so maybe it'll help you and I won't be asked the same question over and over. ^-^
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 11,281 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/17/2003 - Published: 7/30/2002
Old Romances and New Ones by Cinereath reviews
::weep:: It's finished...I know I hurried...::bows head in shame::~~ After the Steadfast and the ending of Lady Knight: Kel is captured by the Scanrans...only way of rescuing her? First, they have to recognize her....K/D Reviews please!!!
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 13,655 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/13/2003 - Published: 10/6/2002
Kel's Heartache by San's Old Sn reviews
The squires are out camping and Kel and Neal get lost. Then it's back to the palace and Kel gets mixed up when a new lady comes to court and Neal is smitten with her. Cleon expresses his feelings for Kel. A Kel/Neal or Kel/Cleon (mulitple endings).
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 3,519 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/26/2002 - Published: 4/18/2002
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In Pursuit of Azure's Sadness reviews
Cassandra's parents are dead — killed by unknown murderers. She has lived as a thief in her home country, but her past has finally caught up with her and she has but one place to go — Tortall, and the Court of the Rogue. YES! YES! GOOD ON ME! NEW CHAP
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,094 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 8/3/2004 - Published: 8/26/2002
A Gem Asunder reviews
For an unknown reason, the Dominion Jewel has split into three, and is biding its time hidden deep inside three Tortallan children... ANOTHER new fic, originally Keita's. Please read! Yay!
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 996 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/14/2003
Shrouded Peril reviews
After the Scanran War, the knights of Tortall a bit purposeless, including Kel. Numair's death causes her to be sent to investigate a strange vibe from across the ocean with only two companions: Evin Larse and a powerful mage that reminds her of Joren...
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,124 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/27/2003 - Published: 1/18/2003
Stuck in a Not Mary Sue! reviews
This is what happens when you study for finals until your brain explodes. This oozed from the puddle that was my brain. It scares me. In any case, I get trapped in my own story! It's not a Mary Sue... not a fanfiction... we're not sure what it is...
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,213 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 1/31/2003 - Published: 1/17/2003
Search for the Six reviews
IT IS OVER. MY MASTERWORK IS FINISHED. Time for the epilogue! You still want a summary? *sighs* Here goes: Kel and Neal are given a mad quest and must dash from country to country before time runs out and Tortall falls . . . K/N and a plot! Read it!
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 73,617 - Reviews: 778 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/1/2002 - Published: 4/25/2002
Much Ado About — Well, Everything reviews
It's totally humor. Daine gets a 'scary' letter and has to deal with the consequences while everyone around her is going nuts. But it's not focused on her, it's got everyone! R/L/R! (read and laugh and review!) CHAPTER 3! The King's Birthday Ball!!
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,333 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 11/27/2002 - Published: 10/5/2002
Far From Home reviews
I think the title is a movie . . . oops. It's an S/B fluff, pretty good if I may say so myself. 3/4 of the Circle go to Tortall . . . I just had to figure out a way to get them lost . . . read it and you'll understand. Don't forget to review! *FINISHED*
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,083 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 3/25/2002 - Published: 3/20/2002
All You Wanted reviews
A songfic to All You Wanted by Michelle Branch (perfect song for K/N, look at the lyrics) K/N fluff readers rejoice! I really like this, so read it and tell me what you think!!! Flames are okay, but I hope you liked something!!! *NEWLY REVISED AND EDITED*
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,279 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 7 - Published: 3/16/2002