"The Cards That Bind Us" is a story that is essentially the "bag and tag" of all of the germs for stories that I've had mashed together in an intricate romance-adventure involving extra-planar creatures, the origins of magic in Equestria, and the limits of the pony (human?) psyche.
Rated Teen for violence, minor gore, sexual themes, use of alcohol, and a bleak image.
The coverart and all the illustrations are done by my brother DigitDaemon and his bud blastmast. I am eternally grateful to them for all of their help, and everything looks beautiful and fantastic. I'm sure I'll be paying through the nose for it later, but it was absolutely worth it.
Editing done by my closest friend Glade. His insight is one of my most valuable assets, and the read as a whole would be nowhere as pleasurable as it is without him.
A spiritual successor to "A Comet's Tale". You don't need to read "A Comet's Tale" to understand what's going on in "The Cards That Bind Us". (Actually, please don't. The only semblance is some minor plot elements, one of the characters, and the protagonist of "A Comet's Tale" will make a minor cameo. I'm not proud of "A Comet's Tale". Don't read it.)
Including one of the few things I liked about "A Comet's Tale" was unavoidable, and this, in a way, is me redeeming myself for that whole experience.
Any feedback is always appreciated. What you liked, what you didn't like, etcetera. If you have a suggestion for where you think the plot is going or should go, go ahead and drop me a line with your thoughts.
4th Mar 2013
6th Mar 2013