{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.
Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copies left
You can choose from our best books below
ragecage would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

The Conquest of Mytheyr

By ragecage All Rights Reserved ©

Adventure / Fantasy

Chapter 1

“I’m sorry, sir,” said the armor-clad guard in a tone that said he was not sorry at all, “but the King is holding court, and can not be bothered right now. This famine takes precedence over foreign lords.”

“I see.” The pale elf answered wearily. The guard had faithfully served his King for fifty years, and he had never seen an elf like this. Tall and slim, that was not so unusual, but his pale, waxy skin stood out against the gray skin of the Dark Elves that populated Mytheyr. His hair was white blonde, which was rare among all races. His face was almost too bony. Most of all, it was his eyes. They were such a pale blue that they were almost white, and they had a cold, intense look in them. There are subtle things that the Fey can see in eyes that mortals can’t, but those small details were not present in the gaze of this stranger. The guard didn’t like it. Moreover, he didn’t like him. This ‘lord’, as he introduced himself, was obviously pompous and controlling, traits that the guard associated with mortal humans, who were long gone from this world.

“You must understand,” the pale elf informed him, “I have no intention of waiting. I have done far too much of that.”

What the guard wanted to say was “Get this through your thick, perfumed head…” but instead, he said, less then politely, “I am afraid you will have to wait. The King is not. Taking. Visitors. Sir.”

“Ah, well.” The pale elf sighed, “I tried it the easy way.”

The ground shook. Cracks tore the palace’s courtyard into jagged sections, and the Dark Elven servants scampered away from the faults in fear. Horses reared and whinnied nervously, but they were well-trained and didn’t run away. The guard staggered back a few paces, though the pale elf stood undisturbed.

“Fine horses.” The pale elf commented, “Such is the virtue of our species, yes?”

The earth exploded as stone golems ripped their way out of the ground. They moved with incredible speed for things so heavy and bulky, for in seconds they had pulled themselves out of the ground, charged across the courtyard as one, and broke the gilded palace doors. There was a moment of shocked silence. Then cries of pain, fear and confusion rang out. An alarm bell began to chime in the guard tower.

“Send your soldiers, my King.” The pale elf chuckled to himself. “I’m afraid it’s all in vain…”

He stepped lightly over the broken body of the former guard and strode into the palace’s main hall. He crossed the long hall with long, confident strides, and he soon reached the council room. The doors were smashed into dust by his stone golems, and a ferocious battle was taking place within. The Dark Elven nobles and lords of the council were too smart too blunt their swords against stone, so they attempted to disassemble the golems with Wind and Fire magicks. But neither glyph, nor word, nor energy spell seemed to be able to touch the golems as they wrecked havoc, smashing the tiered seats and blocking the exits, not caring who or what was injured and killed in the process.

The pale elf surveyed the carnage for a few moments before speaking.

“Stop,” He did not speak loudly, but his voice carried. Every ear heard it, and the golems froze mid-action. A thick silence filled the room.

The King was not a violent man. But now he was feeling pretty violent.

“Who are you to dare attack us? I will end your miserable life!” the King conjured a sword of Dark magic, and charged at the strange, pale elf. The elf lifted his hand lazily, and the King was grabbed by the neck and held up in the air by an invisible force.

“I am Semele. I came here to challenge you, my King,” he said calmly, smiling faintly at the struggling royal Dark Elf, “but you have spared me the trouble.” Semele’s smile widened into a bloodthirsty grin. His raised hand went from a relaxed position to as taut as a bowstring. The King’s neck snapped, and the Queen screamed as the King’s two sons drew their swords and rushed to avenge their father’s death. Two golems grabbed them off the ground, and swift, ugly crunches rent the air. They dropped the princes’ broken bodies to the ground. The nobles all cried out, some in anger, and some in cowardice.

Semele let the King’s body fall and strode to the throne. The Queen still stood by it, and by now the others in the room had begun to recover from their shock.

“Kill the Queen.” Semele said dismissively. The nearest golem grabbed her, and her body was flung across the room.

Semele stood in front of the throne, and turned to face the gaping elves. He flung out his arms, a maniac grin on his face.

“In case you missed it,” he announced, laughing, “I just became the new king of Mytheyr.”


Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Lauren Sanby: This is an excellent story. Very gripping and keeps your attention throughout. Hoping the author is writing a sequel because I'd love to read more about Rhi and Andreas and find out what else Rhi is able to do with her powers.

ernbelle: When I first started this story I was a little unsettled by all of the information that appears in the prologue, and wasn't sure if I would continue. However, I am very glad I did. The plot was very well thought out and really interesting. There were not any page breaks or markers to acknowledge ...

Alex Rushmer: This was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it a lot Malfoy was always one of the characters that I liked a lot, so I like that a lot of this happens between him and Colette. I read the first couple chapters, and I enjoyed your writing style and am excited to see where you take this story. My com...

SPepper: I had a hard time putting this book down even to go to sleep. The story is compelling and beautifully character driven. I hope author will make this a series.

daneliacapote116: This was one of my favorites! When you start reading you want to continue I can't wait for the rest of the novel!! The characters where awesome! Everything was great. I encourage you to read this novel, your going to love it it and want to read it more and more !!

Roy Jenner: I was pleased to join the action where this B-17 was limping back across the English Channel defying all odds. Obviously written by a person more than familiar with the interior of the Flying Fortresses that were familiar in the skies of Southern England during World War 2. Plenty of action here ...

nirrmitshah: A truely touching story where you'd be at the edge of your seat for the most time. even though the starting might seem rushed, the story was extremely interesting and entertaining. I think certain parts could be added detailing the Mynds's culture. As well as more details on the Jhanthru history....

Caryn Moy: Love this series! Very well written, great plot and characters! I love time travel mysteries and this was different from anything I've read in the past! Bring on the sequel!!! I need to see the Compact get squashed!

Shweta Somwanshi: I just chose to read this out of nowhere and now I can't stop. Hats off to the author who made the reader swoon away with words so beautifully! I loved how I was able to imagine everything so explicitly because the writing was simple and easily comprehensive with a touch of complexity somewhere b...

More Recommendations

makaylakay: I love love this story! It's written incredibly and well thought-out plot! I love how it's a different twist in fantasy fiction, other then the usual vampire or werewolves. Love the romantics and drawn to the two characters so much already! This book will draw you in within the first chapter and ...

Lydia Walters: I really enjoyed this novel. It gives us a view of what could be if we really tried.Also that there's nothing wrong with loving our LORD and our fellow humans. couldn't wait to get to each new chapter (mission). Thanks, Joe!

Flik: Hi! ^.^ huge fan of yours on ff.net! When I saw the note about this contest on The Way We Smile, I couldn't help but rush over here, create an account, and vote! XD Seriously love this story and would recommend it to anyone! :D best FT fanfiction out there. Amazing story, amazing concept that wa...

Giuliana Cassetta: My face is full of tears, I never cried like now with a book or even a movie. I loved every single chapter. I truly don't know what to say, I'm out of words and my eyes hurt from crying. Such an bittersweet story, it's so wonderful. One of my favorites for sure. Keep it up!

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.