manderelee sent: For the 3 sentence fic, can I get a Slorn/Nivel? I feel like they're often overlooked in the (already small) fandom. XD

artemiswanderer:

Oh my, I love Slorn but this was hard. XD I haven’t read Spirit War or Spirit’s End yet, so no idea if I’m missing information about them.

"I keep having the same dream, Slorn," Nivel whispered quietly, her fingers pressed to her temples, "Like someone is calling me, over and over again from the mountains." Slorn reached over the bed to press his strong fingers gently into Nivel’s shoulders, his large frame casting a shadow over hers and said gently, "I’m sure its just nerves - the baby is due any day now; this time…it’ll be okay, I promise." Nivel took a deep breath, nodded, and straightened her back, the swell of her stomach pushing the blankets away as Slorn, his deep eyes crinkling in pride and happiness, smiled at her. Four days later, Nivel gave birth to a healthy girl; the day after, she vanished.

mirandalyonette:

Finally, Josef settled for a thick, black shirt from his own pack.

"I guess that will do," Eli said and sighed. "Just be sure to scowl a lot; that way no one will get close enough to notice the mended stab holes and bloodstains."

"I do wash it," Josef said. "Anyway, it fits me better than the guy I took it off."

Eli gave him a startled look. “I don’t think I want to hear any more about your brand of shopping.”

Josef shrugged. “It’s not like he was using it.”

Eli left it at that.

The Spirit Rebellion

apfelstrudelz:

The Lord of Storms for my precious sparkly waifu drcalvin ^^

apfelstrudelz:

The Lord of Storms for my precious sparkly waifu drcalvin ^^

So I wanted to take some time away from our semi-regularly scheduled Monpress posts to wish author Rachel Aaron a happy birthday!
May your day be filled with all sorts of good and nerdy things!
WE LOVE YOU! ♥

So I wanted to take some time away from our semi-regularly scheduled Monpress posts to wish author Rachel Aaron a happy birthday!

May your day be filled with all sorts of good and nerdy things!

WE LOVE YOU! ♥

Miranda and Gin by Lukecfc

Miranda and Gin by Lukecfc

#17. Don’t be a hero.

“Well,” he said, standing up, “lovely as this little father-son bonding session has been, I’ve just managed to escape the Shepherdess, and I don’t mean to spend my freedom rotting in a cell.”

Banage looked up. “What are you going to do?”

Eli smiled and held up four fingers. “Find Josef and Nico.” He folded one down. “Find out what the Shepherdess is up to.” He folded the next. “And find out how to get out of her way.” Down went the third. “First rule of thievery,” he said with a wink. “Don’t be a hero. Of course, before I can do any of that”—he wiggled the fourth and final finger at his father—“I’m getting out of here.”

Spirit’s End by Rachel Aaron

Nico Sketch by MandereLee

Nico Sketch by MandereLee

Looking For Adventure by Lukecfc

Looking For Adventure by Lukecfc

mirandalyonette:

Stick-y- Monpress by WanderingGeomancer

mirandalyonette:

Stick-y- Monpress by WanderingGeomancer

#16. No one runs forever.

Eli closed his eyes as the lava spirit sank into him and fell into a grumbling sleep. Karon was probably right. He probably should be planning an escape, or at least a new plot to get Benehime to let him go of her own will again, but he just couldn’t summon up the energy to care. He could almost feel Benehime’s hand on his throat. She had him good and tight now, and every time he tried to think about the future, all he could see was endless white.

He’d been so arrogant, thinking he could run forever. He’d forgotten the first rule of thievery: no one runs forever. 

  Spirit’s End by Rachel Aaron