The Yoke of Eternity

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Fantasy Realm
The queendom of Decarian holds onto the last thread of History as foreign kings invade. The Church of Logos summons their tyrant god. Howl is the son of an immortal, and humans are his enemies. Or so his father claimed.

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Table of Contents

The Forge

Submitted: March 07, 2019


Hauel realizes that he must escape his father's island...
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The Fall

Submitted: March 07, 2019


Hauel escapes the island, much to his little sister's sorrow.
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the first encounter

Submitted: March 07, 2019


Hauel meets his first mainland human...
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The Strangest Man

Submitted: March 07, 2019


Now "Howl", the protagonist is accompanied by Eugene...
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The Pond

Submitted: March 11, 2019


Howl gets a strange feeling...
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Politics and Problems

Submitted: March 23, 2019


Howl and Eugene arrive at Laylind, and solidify their partnership...
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The Misstep

Submitted: March 23, 2019


Howl doesn't see anything wrong with casual assault. And Eugene discovers why he is so forgetful and has trouble with his speech...
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Smoke and the Guide Extraordinare

Submitted: March 28, 2019


Against Eugene's intuition, Howl hires their guide to Xandria...
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The Blood Release

Submitted: March 29, 2019


Howl draws his sword for the first time...
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Drugs and Other Things

Submitted: March 31, 2019


Howl is left alone with his thoughts while Eugene heals...
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Admittance

Submitted: April 08, 2019


Maybe Howl doesn't mind Eugene so much after all...
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Three Horses

Submitted: April 22, 2019


The handprint on Howl's shoulder blade, and why two men need three horses.
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Anger is Redemption

Submitted: April 26, 2019


Howl and Eugene's guide is less than helpful...
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Remnants of Carrion

Submitted: May 13, 2019


Their guide finally agrees to lead Howl and Eugene to Decarian. That doesn't mean he has to like it though. Ancient stone pillars offer some clues about History, and Eden...
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Assassin in the Alley

Submitted: May 24, 2019


They company arrives at Smithdale, a military city. An Assassin picks up their trail...
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Assassination Attempt

Submitted: May 30, 2019


The company's luck runs out, and Howl increases his body count...
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Escalation of Force

Submitted: June 03, 2019


Can Howl fend off an Assassin, as well as a dozen soldiers while his friends escape?
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A World in Ruins

Submitted: June 05, 2019


Howl accepts the fact that his father loved Eden more than he loved anyone.
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Reality Unveiled

Submitted: June 08, 2019


Howl uncovers the secrets of Lig'Shaddin power, and History.
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White Lie

Submitted: June 08, 2019


Howl exposes more secrets as Logi is swayed. Perhaps they aren't just stories after all...
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The Heartless Revelation

Submitted: June 08, 2019


Perhaps Heartless has its own power...
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Errand Under the Apple Tree

Submitted: June 09, 2019


Eugene is convinced he met a young women in a wilderness apple tree...
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Saving Admiration

Submitted: June 09, 2019


The company finally arrives at Queen's Dock, and each member is conflicted about Logi's fate...
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The City of Flowers

Submitted: June 09, 2019


Welcome to Bloam, city of pretty flowers, pretty people, long naps during the day, and Eugene's hometown where his fame as a writer has grown to heroic proportions...
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The First Separation

Submitted: June 12, 2019


Logi manages to make Howl laugh. Eugene's fame prevents the them from fully relaxing in the city, so Howl starts off to a seaside village.
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Embarrassment and Vulnerability

Submitted: June 14, 2019


After a vexing exchange with Arsino, Howl stumbles upon an ethereal stranger...
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Alixandra

Submitted: June 17, 2019


Howl meets Alixandra the Assassin...
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A Change in Perspective

Submitted: June 18, 2019


This is the longest chapter in the book. A daunting task to finish, you may desire to skip this chapter. In so doing, you will not harm the overall literary experience of this manuscript. However,
if you would like to know more about Eugene, and have the strength of will to take on this section, you may be rewarded for your efforts...
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Entourage

Submitted: June 19, 2019


The three travelers are joined by Arsino and the other soldiers on their way back to Queen's Dock...
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In the Lodge

Submitted: June 19, 2019


Alixandra seems familiar somehow...
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Ferry Tale

Submitted: June 21, 2019


Howl learns a startling truth about Decarians...
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Salt

Submitted: June 23, 2019


Howl spends some time with Alixandra. Logi helps make fish stew...
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City of a Hundred Falls

Submitted: June 23, 2019


Welcome to the Midpoint of the story, and 2/3 of done by page count! Please enjoy the shift in plot as the company arrives in Decarian, and Howl is met by Queen Artimisia, welcomed to queendom as a
hero...
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A Queen's Ransom

Submitted: June 24, 2019


Howl meets with Queen Artemisia, and they exchange favors...
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The Queen's Nephew

Submitted: June 25, 2019


Howl acquires accommodations, and the queen's nephew acts as a messenger...
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The Church of Eden

Submitted: June 25, 2019


Howl meets the high priest of the Church of Eden, who may be a genius among men...
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A Fair Trade

Submitted: June 27, 2019


Is the All Equation the source of Eden's power?
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A Night on the Window Sill

Submitted: June 28, 2019


Howl is visited by Alixandra. She tempts him with another secret...
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The Church of Logos

Submitted: June 28, 2019


Behold, the voice of Logos, tremble and worship...
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An Uncomfortable Agreement

Submitted: July 01, 2019


Howl secures Alixandra as his body guard as the Queen's demands escalate in the face of invasion...
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Repentance and Reprieve

Submitted: July 04, 2019


Smoke rises in the city...
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Almost Like Home

Submitted: July 07, 2019


The trio go to search the library for clues of Logos. Howl interrogates Plimy...
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Hearth

Submitted: July 10, 2019


Howl forges a sword for the queen...
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Artemisia's Affair

Submitted: July 13, 2019


Howl delivers his speech to the Decarians, and discovers precisely what Artemisia wants from him...
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The Contingency

Submitted: July 17, 2019


As the trio infiltrate the Church of Logos, things don't go as planned...
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On the Way to Carrion

Submitted: July 19, 2019


With their plans foiled, the trio start towards the ancient city of Carrion. But not without a word of warning from the queen, first...
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Patient Zero

Submitted: July 22, 2019


Alixandra shows how the Plague began, and then the trio arrive in Edge, the village closest to Carrion Peninsula...
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The Father

Submitted: July 25, 2019


The past finally catches up to Howl...
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The False Hope

Submitted: July 28, 2019


Howl encounters his father...
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Queen's Blade

Submitted: July 28, 2019


This is it: the culmination of love, war, sacrifice, and schemes. I hope this is a satisfying conclusion to Howl's story. Be sure to read the Epilogue for a few more answers, and mysteries...
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Epilogue

Submitted: July 29, 2019


Perhaps more questions arise than answers... Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed the journey as much I enjoyed writing it. I am open to any questions you may have regarding the lore and world,
and will probably answer them all. Check out my next book The Well of Despair for more adventure!
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