The Clockwork Changeling

The Clockwork Changeling

Sylvan Scott

Fantasy / LGBT / Romance

All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget. Anthony remembered. But on his twentieth birthday, he is reminded of something missing from his childhood; something magical he was given as a gift that never quite returned to NeverEarth. Something he must find before it's too late.The third fantasy adventure story in the chronicles of Anthony Delleroe and the magical world of NeverEarth, "The Clockwork Changeling" follows Anthony back to his home at the end of another collegiate year. But this time, he's not alone. His childhood friend, the satyr: Wiste, is joining him on the interstate trip. Just in time for his twentieth birthday, he is reminded of something missing from his childhood; something magical he was given as a gift that never quite returned to NeverEarth.All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget.Anthony remembered. Anthony remembered and returned. For the first time, though, a native of NeverEarth has come to have an adventure in his world: a quest to find something that was forgotten and lost long, long ago.NeverEarth has come to Earth.Cover art by Louis Frank.
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Beasts of Burden

Beasts of Burden

Sylvan Scott

Fantasy / LGBT / Romance

In the royal household the lord's eldest son, Kan, lives a life of privilege. Chosen by God and fate, he will one day assume his father's throne. But in a land where divine providence comes with giant stature and dominion over the giant, shaggy beasts that toil on the Komasaru plains, Kan senses that something is wrong. What he discovers threatens the very foundation of his entire world.In the royal household of Niahn'si Pohl, the lord's eldest son, Kan, has lived a life of privilege. He has had the best education, been groomed in the courtly arts, and set upon the path of leadership. Chosen by God and fate, he will one day rise to assume his father's throne in loyal support to their great emperor.But in a land where divine providence comes with equally giant stature and dominion over the great, shaggy giants that toil on the Komasaru plains, Kan senses that something is wrong. When one of the massive beasts, a tahn-chen, breaks into the family compound, Kan is forced to face some disturbing implications that cast a dark shadow over the foundation of his entire world.Cover art by Louis Frank.
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Malgrave Wolves

Malgrave Wolves

Sylvan Scott

Fantasy / LGBT / Romance

All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget. Anthony remembered. This tale follows “Alabaster Emissaries” and marks Anthony’s return to NeverEarth where an old foe awaits and a dark curse bubbles just beneath the pristine surface.This story continues the adventures of Anthony Delleroe in the strange, otherworldly land of NeverEarth. All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget. Anthony remembered. This tale follows “Alabaster Emissaries” and marks Anthony’s return to NeverEarth where an old foe awaits and a dark curse bubbles just beneath the pristine surface. The world-setting (containing NeverEarth, Kellen, Talismere, the Alabaster Palace, and other landmarks within this story’s context), and the specific contextual characters of Anthony Delleroe, Karl, Queen Allasande, Duchess Malgrave, Wiste, and others, are owned by myself.The story began in "Christmas in NeverEarth" and continued with free, downloadable publications (in eBook and PDF formats) on Smashwords. I'll be uploading this to Smashwords in the next few weeks, again, for free. Until then, you can read it, here.Cover art is by Louis Frank.
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Alabaster Emissaries

Alabaster Emissaries

Sylvan Scott

Fantasy / LGBT / Romance

All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget. Anthony forgot. But when his adventures began again as an adult, he found his life getting more complicated. Queen Allasande of Kellen has come to see her Champion's world, but after a riot Anthony must find and save her.The next fantasy adventure story in the chronicles of Anthony Delleroe and the magical world of NeverEarth, "Alabaster Emissaries" again follows Anthony's life, and that of his boyfriend, Kyle. But, curious about her Champion's life and homeworld, his childhood friend and current Queen of Kellen, Allasande has come with a small retinue to experience Earth.All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget.Anthony remembered. Anthony remembered and restored his contact with his childhood refuge. His tales of home caught the imagination of many thus leading to Allasande coming to visit. But after a riot breaks out at one of the largest shopping malls in the world, Allasande has gone missing. Separated from the others by the chaos caused by a gang conflict, her limited retinue of Wiste and Castori, (a troll, her bodyguard, and Lord of the Royal Hunt), the monarch of distant NeverEarth is missing. Anthony must find her before things fall apart and two worlds go to war.He must save the Queen of NeverEarth.Cover art by Louis Frank.
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Skylands:  Storm Warning

Skylands: Storm Warning

Sylvan Scott

Fantasy / LGBT / Romance

A storm was coming.Antonia, who was all-too-often alone, could feel it in the air. She could feel it in her blood, in her bones, and in the words of her unusual, diminutive friend: the mouse whose warnings rang in her ears.This is the story of how she lost her home ... and found another.The Skylands are floating continents, islands in the sky, of a fantasy realm known as Talvali. It is a patchwork world into which pieces of other lands are taken. But where do its inhabitants come from? Who are the men, women, and children who make up this diverse, strange world?Antonia was just a child when The Storm came. Powerful and foreboding, she nonetheless has one person at her side: a very special friend ... a human-shaped mouse who could speak. But on the playground, as the winds rise, she is torn between what she knows she must do and the words her diminutive companion tells her of the dragons to come.Cover art by Louis Frank.
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The Rose Petal Thief

The Rose Petal Thief

Sylvan Scott

Fantasy / LGBT / Romance

All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget.Anthony remembered. But woken in the night by a cloaked figure and the smell of roses, he must now return to the land of his youth in pursuit of a very strange thief.He must return to NeverEarth.Cover art by Louis Frank.The next fantasy adventure story in the chronicles of Anthony Delleroe and the magical world of NeverEarth, "The Rose Petal Thief" again finds the memory-awakened man at college. But this time, what comes through his closet door isn't an old friend or even someone he knows. Rather, it is a small, cloaked figure apparently intent on nothing more than petty thievery.All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget.Anthony remembered. Anthony remembered and returned. But now saddled with someone who's never experienced another world, apparently not even as a child, he must face a different sort of challenge as he quests to retrieve the mundane item that was stolen.He must return to NeverEarth.Cover art by Louis Frank.
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Skylands:  Large Living

Skylands: Large Living

Sylvan Scott

Fantasy / LGBT / Romance

Macaferty Jahn, one of the proud ferret-like tahvic, is a warrior on a mission. Fiercely proud despite his diminutive size, he nonetheless has to face incredible odds owing to far more than just a disparity in height. But as he fights against a band of brigands, a change arises: a change that impacts his life in a truly gigantic way.The Skylands are floating continents, islands in the sky, of a fantasy realm known as Talvali. It is a patchwork world into which pieces of other lands are taken. In this world, the proud ferret-like warrior, Macaferty Jahn, must deal with magic, battle, his allies, his enemies, and the frustrating nature of those not native to his beloved world.Jahn is a warrior on a mission. Fiercely proud despite his diminutive size, he nonetheless has to face incredible odds owing to far more than just a disparity in height. But as he fights against a band of brigands, a change arises: a change that impacts his life in a truly gigantic way.
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Christmas in NeverEarth

Christmas in NeverEarth

Sylvan Scott

Fantasy / LGBT / Romance

All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget.Anthony forgot.But stranded for the holidays at college, no longer a child and beset with adult problems and concerns, a visitor from his past reminds him.A Christmas story with GLBT themes, "Christmas in NeverEarth" follows the steps of Anthony a young man who finds that his past isn't as forgotten as he thought.All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget.Anthony forgot.But stranded for the holidays at college, no longer a child and beset with adult problems and concerns, a visitor from his past reminds him.A quest in more than once sense, "Christmas in NeverEarth" is a non-traditional holiday fable that touches on the themes of childhood projected against the needs of adulthood.
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