A Retriever in Exile - Volume I

A Retriever in Exile - Volume I
Sparkleafexc July 31, 2012 at 6:08pm
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The first eight chapters of A Retriever in Exile, Sparktail's backstory. I originally wrote aRiE as a short story, following up on this piece. As you can see, the earlier story is now Chapter 1. Enjoy!

This is not the story of a hero.
This is not the story of a prophecy.
Rather... this is the story of an adolescent.

A Retriever in Exile takes place 4-6 years before LotE. It chronicles Sparktail and his time under Aurton Slick Silversky, and the changing world that he must confront. He will learn that he isn't always right, and he isn't always wrong...

So this story's an experiment of mine. Compared to LotE, this story has a simpler writing style, as the target audience and the general themes are much lighter than my better-known story.

Now, this story may also conflict with Calling All Retrievers, which is supposed to get a rewrite eventually (but probably won't for years). Part of the intent behind this story is to establish Sparktail's revamped history.


July 31, 2012 at 6:30pm
I haven't finish yet but I wanted to say this quickly: is that lombre a hippie? xD
I'll comment again on what I thought about this when I'm done.
July 31, 2012 at 6:31pm
Yes that's what he's based off of :D
July 31, 2012 at 7:44pm
Finished 8D and I must say this makes me actually care about sparktail c: I really enjoy reading it
Also I picture Shanala with pink eyes ♥ just letting you know
July 31, 2012 at 8:20pm
Thanks, glad you liked it! ^-^ I figured Sparktail might have an interesting backstory to write/read about >3

That's quite the image xD It's a good thing Sparktail isn't trying to move in on Shanala too.
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