Author has written 9 stories for Spyro the Dragon.
Aim high in life, but watch out for flying boxes.
In the News this Week...
Working on chapter fourteen. I'll update as soon as my proofreader returns the next chapter to me.
Drafted: Chapters 11 & 12 (with proofreader), 13
In progress: Chapter 14
Current word count: 104,500
Last Update: 30 May 2018 Next Update: Waiting on proofreader
A Haiku About Me
Hi. This is River.
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What The Hell am I Writing
The short answer is 'shit.' But is it good shit or bad shit? That's for you to decide.
The long answer...
Sequel to Firelight (see below). Immediately following the events of Firelight, Charla and her newfound companions continue their trek across the Dragon Realms. As Charla follows the long path towards the Well of Souls, so too does the Dark Army, drawn there by the gathering magic of the Night of Eternal Darkness. It will be a dangerous journey.
My current work, and a sequel to the one I just finished. Once again, Balefire is an excuse to explore a whole lot of TLOS headcanons and world-building that exist inside my swollen head, all while following the adventures of a cast of weird OCs. Expect references to canon characters and happenings in the second game in the trilogy, The Eternal Night, and a different perspective on the timeline of that game. Also a long frollicking adventure through fantasy lands.
Features: Set during TEN, OC-centric, a lot of headcanons and world lore, more friendship and stuff, long fantasy adventure, indulgent landscape descriptions, child protagonist, maaaagic! [In progress]
Firelight runs parallel to the plot of A New Beginning, following the adventures of another dragon that survived the raid on the Dragon Temple. Raised by apes, Charla is a stranger to the world of dragons—but when she begins a dangerous trek across the realm in search of her family, that all begins to change.
This story is basically an excuse to explore my sprawling TLoS headcanons and write a really long adventure full of pretty landscapes. I believe it's one of my better works, even if it focuses on an entirely new cast of characters instead of the Spyro gang we know and love. Don't worry, there's at least references and cameos of them! If I could ask you to read any of my works, it would be this one. ❤
Features: Set during ANB, OC-centric, apes, TLoS world lore, friendship and stuff, adventure, indulgent landscape descriptions, child protagonist [Complete]
Tears of an Oracle:
Following the end of DotD, Spyro and Cynder help to rebuild the dragon world, but trouble comes knocking in the form of a strange and disturbed teenage oracle.
This is the first full-length novel I ever wrote. (Well, almost. Shhh, we don't talk about the previous one.) It's far from perfect, and looking back on it now makes me cringe a little inside, but it's where I began and a lot of people seemed to like it. I wouldn't exactly recommend it, but it seemed to be what Spyro fans were looking for back in 2010! Just try not to be too bothered by its many flaws. I like to think I've improved a lot since I wrote this!
Features: Post-DotD, SpyroxCynder, FlamexEmber, OC villain, oracle dragons, mind control, mentions of suicide [Complete]
A year after the events of Tears of an Oracle, all is not well. Spyro struggles with his dark side, while an ancient tribe of panthers returns for revenge on the cheetahs of Avalar.
Sequel to ToaO. I bit off way more than I could chew with this story, but it taught me a lot about writing. After four years of struggling through, I gave it a premature end because I just didn't enjoy writing it anymore. It's an enormous story, full of way too many characters and plotlines that don't really mesh together, and features a lot of the poor writing techniques also apparent in ToaO. But, like ToaO, it became unusually popular in the archive, so I guess I did something right! Again, it has many flaws, but I hope I've improved since writing this!
Features: Post-DotD, SpyroxCynder, FlamexEmber, Classic Spyro references, TLoS-ified Classic Spyro characters, many OCs, Dark Spyro, adventure, war [Complete]
When Spyro is forced to travel to the other side of the Dragon Realms to fulfil his duties as the purple dragon, Cynder struggles to cope with his absence. Maybe some new friends can help.
I wrote this story while apart from my long-distance boyfriend and feeling sorry for myself. It did, in fact, help! Nowadays, it's not my favourite story I've ever written, but I think the writing style is a hair better than ToaO and RD. It's not without its flaws, but if you're looking for a shorter, mature romance, maybe it's worth a read. No, there are no lemons. Sorry.
Features: Post-DotD, SpyroxCynder, romance, Flame/Ember as siblings, long-distance relationship, friendship, slice-of-life [Complete]
Following the end of DotD, Cynder finds herself lost and alone in a strange and unfamiliar land. She sets out in fruitless search of Spyro.
This story was meant to be a writing exercise to keep me writing every day. Unfortunately, I was unhappy with its progression and stopped writing it. I have no plans to continue it, and I'm considering deleting it. We'll see.
Features: Post-DotD AU, Cynder alone, mystery, adventure, introspective crap, Dark Spyro??? [Discontinued]
Oneshots and Stuff
Sleepless Spirits: Halloween oneshot written and set immediately after ToaO. Pretty sloppy, but worth a read if you want something a little spooky or just a tiny continuation of ToaO before RD. Expect spooky scary skeletons and stuff.
Threads of Existence: A headcanon-heavy oneshot. Set immediately after the end of DotD. What happens to Spyro when he repairs the world?
Spirit Gems: A compilation of mini oneshots or oneshots that diverge from canon. Give it a read if you're bored and want something light. It's basically dead at this point.
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