The City of The Bells (Vol 1)

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: The Imaginarium


YOU MAY EXPECT A NEW CHAPTER EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY



A thrilling page-turner? Nope.



A complex story with in-depth character building, including many of the secondary characters, that lets you re-read the book and find something new each time? Yep. If you like a story spanning
hundreds of years that leads up to an unexpected climax - this may be for you.



Is there an underlying plot that gradually becomes apparent as the story progresses? Absolutely! There's a touch of fantasy here, but it is part of the world rather than the focus of the story.
Likewise there's even a little bit of sci-fi, though it's there to clarify the framework of the story rather than an intimate part. Not to mention some romance, multiple weddings, and the
occasional attempted murder and banditry.



Please join me for the journey.



As always, comments are welcome (especially if you find one of the dreaded mistakes in punctuation or spelling.)

Table of Contents

Prologue - Chapter 1

Submitted: April 12, 2018


May 08. Revised the beginning of chapter 1.
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History of The City

Submitted: April 19, 2018

  "Well boy, it's like this.  As near as can be told, about 720 years ago a great battle was almost fought here.  It w... Read Chapter

Chapters 3-4

Submitted: April 26, 2018


Nearing the end of basic world building. Just one more chapter after this before we begin the main story.
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Chapter 5

Submitted: May 03, 2018

At approximately the same time, Aldus was finally waking up.  His head was still not all there, but he was feeling at least somewhat... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: May 07, 2018


Two years later....
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Wheels Within Wheels

Submitted: May 10, 2018

Although Paolo had developed a certain skittishness whenever he saw Sara in places where he usually wouldn't, he felt no such thing at sc... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: May 14, 2018

What with there being well over 1,000,000 ducats wagered on the results of the exams each year, there were at least a tiny number of peop... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: May 17, 2018

Over the next three days, Sara and Paolo collected their winnings.  Each time, they waited until someone else had claimed a much lar... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: May 21, 2018

On Friday, as it was a semi-formal dinner, the only ones present in the dining room were the two sets of parents and the two oldest child... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: May 24, 2018

Hiroshi took a slow, deep breath then even more slowly exhaled.  It had proven to be a most enlightening and interesting day.  ... Read Chapter

The World Shifts

Submitted: May 28, 2018

Saturday, May 24, in The Year 721 After the Founding Shortly after breakfast the next morning, Robert appeared at Paolo's door.&nb... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Submitted: May 31, 2018


I probably should have made this part of the previous chapter. Which would you prefer? Leave it separate or merge it with chapter 12?
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Chapter 14

Submitted: June 04, 2018

Sunday May 25th in The Year 721 After the Founding Paolo began the next day with a certain determination.  Since he had no id... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Submitted: June 07, 2018

Breakfast at the Donetti's was the usual subdued chaos.  This was mostly because the youngest children were wide-awake, full of ener... Read Chapter

chapter 16

Submitted: June 11, 2018

Paolo threw himself down on his bed.  His mind was, to use a ridiculously overused term, "whirling."  He'd always thought that ... Read Chapter

The Founding

Submitted: June 14, 2018

The Day of The Founding Emil awoke to the sound of rain hitting the canvas of what his lord, Baron Childers, called a tent.  ... Read Chapter

Chapter 18

Submitted: June 18, 2018

To a casual observer it would have seemed as if Father Elias Townsend was indifferent to the sounds emanating from the waters behind him.... Read Chapter

Chapter 19

Submitted: June 21, 2018

"That's enough for now.  The rest of the story is mostly what you were taught in school.  Take some deep breaths and focus your... Read Chapter

Interlude and Chapter 20

Submitted: June 25, 2018

INTERLUDE Professor Ptica drew herself to her full height, "Well, I suppose I should answer your question now rather than later.  ... Read Chapter

Chapter 21

Submitted: June 28, 2018

The same "day," around midnight.  Location: Unknown "All right, I know you're there...somewhere.  Show yourself and expl... Read Chapter

Chapter 22

Submitted: July 02, 2018

Eugenia Donetti observed the goings on over the next three weeks with rapt attention, not that anyone would have noticed.  Even at 1... Read Chapter

Chapter 23

Submitted: July 05, 2018

Later that evening, Eugenia positioned herself in her mother's study with her field wrapped around her.  After her mother had sat do... Read Chapter

Chapter 24

Submitted: July 09, 2018

The next two weeks were extremely busy.  As soon as spring break ended, Eugenia felt that she was flying through the days.  Her... Read Chapter

Chapter 25

Submitted: July 12, 2018

At Paolo's and Sara's homes, things proceeded with much less difficulty. Sara's younger sibs were obviously upset to see their bel... Read Chapter

Chapter 26

Submitted: July 16, 2018

Two weeks after the wedding, things finally calmed down enough that Miranda and Blair had caught up with the work they'd had to put aside... Read Chapter

Chapter 27

Submitted: July 19, 2018

As she progressed the newlyweds' training, Miranda found that Sara had a particularly interesting skill.  She couldn't manage Eugeni... Read Chapter

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