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Low-stakes rural fantasy in the charming world of Laviere. Perfect for fans of Wendell Berry, Studio Ghibli movies, and the nice parts of Redwall.

The country of Alcabast is not ravaged by war, all of its neighbors get along rather well. Magic is neither deep nor mysterious, in fact it’s quite useful for daily life. Fierce creatures do roam the forests, but a sharp blade and a well-aimed musket will keep them at bay. Steam-powered conveyances transport people and goods, as long as they've been maintained properly. People live in harmony with the Seasons and with each other. Well, mostly...

Ahlden Creiori is employed by the Stellaire Library to uphold the ideals of truth and knowledge, wisdom and beauty. He enjoys a fulfilling career, a high degree of prestige, and looks forward to marrying the lady he’s courted for many Seasons now. His comfortable routine is disrupted when he’s sent away from the city to a bucolic little town, to authenticate a mysterious book that no one will tell him anything about. The journey there takes him to the brink of an entirely new outlook on life, and a chance encounter on the way home pushes him off the edge entirely. He gains a new perspective, but what must he lose to maintain the balance?

BONUS MATERIAL only available on the author store:

  • High-resolution map of Alcabast
  • Market Scene wallpaper: what's on the other side of the street?
  • COLOR version: read the story with all the pictures in full, glorious color
  • Supplemental document with character profiles, deleted scenes & more!

For more details and reviews, check out the story page!

  • Book Length: 56K words, reading time about 3 hours.
  • Read directly in your browser with no download needed!
  • Formats: EPUB, MOBI, and PDF. All files are DRM-free. Readable on any device or browser.
  • You will receive two versions of the book, one with grayscale illustrations that look amazing on an e-ink reader device, and another with color illustrations for all other devices.

You will get the following files:
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  • JPG (6MB)
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What readers are saying...

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The writing is exquisite. The language used, the word-building, it’s all intensely beautiful. My brain was filled with rich colors while I was reading. It was a joy to experience and imagine the different places and people who populated them.

— Ginny Kochis

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This story doesn’t involve life-or-death stakes, but that didn’t make me care any less for the characters and their problems and challenges. I felt immersed in this book’s unique world and setting almost from the very beginning. The main characters were so charming and realistically created…The beginning of the story was altogether magical, and the themes built very well on each other, leading to a satisfying conclusion.

— Mary Rose Kreger

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I was continually struck by the world-building, which was done masterfully. There was a beauty and quiet deepness to the story… like a still pool with shafts of sunlight lazily penetrating deeper and deeper… yet not reaching the bottom. I will be thinking about this for a long time.

— Todd Foxwood

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First and foremost, it is very unique. The world...especially with its various peoples, is unlike anything I've read.

— Alcuin Fromm

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