“But what of the man? I know his name was Guy Fawkes, and I know that, in 1605, he attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. But who was he really? What was he like?
We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught. He can be killed and forgotten. But four hundred years later an idea can still change the world. I’ve witnessed firsthand the power of ideas. I’ve seen people kill in the name of them; and die defending them.
But you cannot kiss an idea, cannot touch it or hold it. Ideas do not bleed. They do not feel pain. They do not love. And it is not an idea that I miss, it is a man. A man that made me remember the fifth of November. A man that I will never forget.”
For Princess Roslynda and her bodyguard Lyr, life is pretty much the same every day. Training before breakfast, studies by midday, and riding lessons in the evening. Until one day, a strange masked man invades their home, ripping everything away from them. Their fear is fully when they discover that the attack wasn’t politically motivated, but a personal vendetta. The masked man knows who they are and wants them dead, but why?
In the picture above, you’ll meet Rose and Lyr. They’re from a fantasy based epic titled Intertwined. I wanted to focus more on a small scale story with character development and internal turmoil being at the front-in-center while still having a plot push the story alone. This is the first time, I’ve ever written a story with a new outlining procedure and it turned out fairly well.
I wanted to get this posted by my birthday because it seemed like a good goal to set. I will post the first chapter today on Ao3 so I can have a link for this post. I also hope to get you all warmed up to the story. The next 22 chapters will be posted over the next few days and I will reblog this post when it’s all posted for those of you who want to read the whole thing all at once. There’s so much to love about this story, from the characters to the villains, and all the wonderful surprises in store. I hope you enjoy it.