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Grotesquery: a short story

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A city-state...
The magical order of King’s Capitol is threatened.

A lost guardian...
Memories drive a former king's guard away from her duty.

A pensive wizard...
Head Royal Wizard Iel must face his life’s regrets to restore the peace.

When life ends, it begins in a different form.
Kindle Edition, 23 pages
Published October 28th 2018
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C.D. Tavenor
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Grotesquery, written by A. L. Blacklyn, dives deeply into a world of strange magic that feels inexplicably natural by the time you reach the second page.

Following a wizard attempting to solve a mystery surrounding the gargoylesque guardians of his city, the story seamlessly blends backstory with present-day plot, pushing the narrative toward its inevitable conclusion.

Blacklyn had me rooting the story would end a different way, and when a writer achieves that goal in such a short tale, you know
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