The Guardian Knights Saga I - Rise of the Red Sabers

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic


A lone writer sits atop a massive tower, contemplating on the events that are about to unfold. As the armies gather below, the writer wishes to finish their work until the hour reaches twilight.
The end has come for the people of Erahna. Their God has abandoned them, the land beneath their feet quakes and cracks with every step, the skies above them turn red with the hellfire spewing in
the North.



And yet, before the end of all things finally arrives, the writer wishes to have the whole story preserved. Let the survivors know of their sacrifices. Their mistakes, their hopes and their dreams.
Let their deeds never be forgotten.



A dragon's roar echoes across the night sky. The hour is almost upon them. The writer takes up the quil and begins their journey into the past...



"Rise of the Red Sabers" is the first volume in the Guardian Knights Saga. Along with the book, I have also created a map of the realm of Erahna, which can be found at the following link
(https://i.imgur.com/IDXHL6o.png)

Table of Contents

Prologue

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“The end has come… It is such an interesting concept, the end. Sometimes it creeps up on you gently as a summer’s breeze, while oth... Read Chapter

Shores of Remembrance

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As darkness crept through the very fabric of existence, a single spark brought consciousness to a motionless body. Blood started flowing ... Read Chapter

King’s Meadow

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Asthey reached the forest’s edge, the sun was starting to rise behind them. In front of them lay a small country road that traversed so... Read Chapter

Fire & Sword

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Only a knock on the door was needed to wake Rylor from his slumber. Looking out the window, dark clouds were once again gathering to drop... Read Chapter

On the Road

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Once they were more rested, Ayanna suggested that they should gather as much of the man’s belongings as they could, including his body.... Read Chapter

Finding Charger

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Rylor ran after the animal with all the speed he could muster from his own two feet. The trees surrounding them were the only reason the ... Read Chapter

Valiance Keep

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They spent the next few days in continuous movement, stopping only when both Charger and Rasha, as Lionel named the other horse, needed t... Read Chapter

Legends of the Past

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Vhenan Rider, High Commander of the Guardian Knights sat at the head of the large table within his quarters, waiting for the other Captai... Read Chapter

A Blacksmith’s Regret

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Lionel Kronnus rubbed his eyes before fully waking up as the rays of the morning sun started shining in the medical wing of Valiance Keep... Read Chapter

Dancer’s Sorrow

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For many, the night is where their day truly begins. For some animals, it is their chosen domain, their ally and advantage when it comes ... Read Chapter

Burdens of a Leader

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Rylor Vallen’s days seemed to pass at an uneasy pace, at least from his perspective. The time he spent in Valiance Keep was hard and fi... Read Chapter

To Rescue a Jydan

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Their work ended much faster than they had anticipated as most horses followed their respective handlers out of the stables without any f... Read Chapter

A Long Night

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“I should punish the lot of you for this!” yelled Vhenan as the four companions stood before his desk. Neither of them dared to u... Read Chapter

Trial of the Guardian

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Hours passed since the light of the sun began to warm the land with its colorful rays and Vhenan Rider was still at the gathering with hi... Read Chapter

A Song in the Swamp

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The entire world seemed to stop for a very long time. Time itself was irrelevant for Rylor at that moment as events started to unfold bef... Read Chapter

Resting for a Spell

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They rode for a good few minutes on an open field before Rylor finally decided that it was safe enough to turn around and have a look. Th... Read Chapter

The Silent Shadow

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“Why would she do this?” asked Rylor. “She will always do what she wishes,” answered Lionel. “We can’t stop her.” ... Read Chapter

March of the Sabers

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As dawn broke out, none of them had gotten any real sleep. They closed their eyes for no more than an hour, but they all stood before the... Read Chapter

A Leap of Faith

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The village of Hadovhar, though one of the most secluded places in Aerethias, was widely known by all humans in the kingdom. Many spoke o... Read Chapter

The Battle of Hadovhar

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They stood before the marching force of the cult of the Red Sabers together as a team. A band of adventurers and Guardian Knights who had... Read Chapter

The Blackened Guardian

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The hopeful rays of the sunlight shining through his window awakened Rylor from his slumber. It took him a few minutes for his vision to ... Read Chapter

Epilogue

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“For the moment, the village of Hadovhar had been saved and the tale of the one who would become known as the Blackened Guardian would ... Read Chapter