About the Story
Since childhood I have wanted to create my own fantasy world and fill it with characters and their stories. When setting out to do that, I decided that I wanted to do it in such a way as to not copy off of anyone else’s ideas. Many fantasy stories take place in a setting similar to Medieval Europe where the military technology consists of swords, armor, etc. To get away from that, I set this story in a period similar to 18th century America, where the characters use flintlock rifles, cannons, etc. Unlike many fantasy stories, I didn’t include mythical peoples/creatures such as Orcs or Dragons. I wanted the story to seem as real as possible, like it could actually happen. Naturally, there are some mystical/supernatural aspects to it, but they are, relatively speaking, fairly subtle. As hard as I tried, I wasn’t able to get away from using a few cliche elements. Hopefully, they don’t detract from the overall story. The story includes parts where the main characters sing a song. When you reach those parts, you may find it enjoyable to play a song that you feel is fitting for what the character would sing at that point in the story. It is my sincere hope that you enjoy reading this story as much as I enjoyed writing it.