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Book V
It seems like a perfect day for a wedding. With the sun shining its brightest in the sky, birds singing their ballads in the trees and emotions running high, nopony could even begin to argue with that assessment. When Dusk and his friends are called in to help with the preparations, it looks like it could be even better. A time for celebration and for merriment.
Yet all of this is calm before a storm and it will be a great one. Underneath all the cake and the flowers and a gowns, a threat looms over the kingdom. A threat of invasion, which will soon be realised on this happy day. Sparked by greed and hatred, Chrysalis and her hive are coming, their numbers great and their sights set on conquest. First, Canterlot, then all of Equestria.
When they descend, it is the Elements of Harmony who must rise to defend their home. Dusk must take up arms against those who would do them harm. But after the scars that still plague his mind, can he bring himself to hurt another being, even an enemy? Will he be able to take up the banner and stand up to the Changelings or will he succumb to his lingering fears? And why can't he shake the feeling there might be something more to this, that his lurking foes might be orchestrating this?
All that is known is that Equestria will soon darken for a warring Dusk.
Cover done once more by the irrepressible Quillin Words.

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Comments ( 221 )

Awwww yea, firsts imma read the last chapter of the last book, then start in this. :twilightsmile:

Hey Alpha! Glad to get to read this not only once, but Twice! It never gets old.

The best thing about the start of a new book: many, many more chapters to look forward to. I know you've probably heard this who knows how many times now but, I am looking forward to what comes next. Keep on being the stellar writer you are. You're awesome!

well this does not look good. Poor Dusk, having to deal with all this crap

This chapter leaves more questions then answers :twilightsmile: me likes. :twilightsmile::twilightsmile:

Edit: When your done the entire series (I plan on re reading it though) will you make a sequel?

And will twi and dusk have a foal?

Well! I certainly do love this new mysterious hooded pony!

"Threats are for those whose only weapons are words. That was a promise," he vowed.

^Probably the most badass line I've ever read.

Take final, move out of dorm, new Dusk book.
Today is a good day. :ajsmug::moustache:

...Oh, buck it.
*Collapses due to awesomeness-induced heart attack* :derpyderp1:

Guess who's back...
Back again...
Dusky's back...
Tell a friend...

(How flirty are those two?!) :twilightoops:
(I love it) :twilightblush:


Aww hell yeah son. Griffin is back! :pinkiehappy:

The second Twi started to sing, I was just waiting for Ray to come in and question it again. :rainbowlaugh:

Nothing short of excellent.
'Nuff said.

*Looks to me for compliments*
I've already called everything in this series pure brilliance before, leave me alone.


Return of the adorkable couple <3

Good lord, these two couples are going to become excelent Changling fodder >.<

Hello boys! Looks like the last one to join the party again >.< (that's what happens when you don't realize you aren't following the author...)

I approve of that pic!

Hey, What's gonna be Dusk Reaction after Twilight's Friends, Princess Celestia, and Shining Armor Told Them That They Walked Out on Twilight in the Future Chapters? BTW, Awesome Story, Keep it Up. :pinkiehappy:

I got the feeling that Chrysalis would've used a mind control spell on Dusk to slow Twilight and Cadence down in the caverns.
Oh, well. C'est la vie.

It's goin' doooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooown!

Oh, it's goin' down! Gotta read this silt!

I was going to say something about getting either the Marine Corps or Luna, but Ray went and got Pissed Off Luna, so everything's going to be ok. Time to sit back and watch the ass whupping of the century unfold.:rainbowdetermined2:

This is going to be epic. :pinkiehappy:

This Just Got Real!! :rainbowderp: :twilightoops: :pinkiegasp: :derpyderp1:
So Awesome!!! :pinkiehappy: :rainbowkiss: :twilightsmile: :yay:

3123013 Well, considering my view of "epic", any way it would turn out would be epic. :rainbowwild:

Comment posted by FoxfanMLP22 deleted Aug 31st, 2013

This Just Definitely Beyond Without of a Doubt GOT REAL!!! :applejackconfused: :pinkiegasp: :rainbowderp: :twilightoops:

3130078 I never could tell if your profile pic was of Fluttershy or the manticore. I hope it's the manticore, because I don't approve of Fluttershy using that kind of language.


3143657 Don't worry, it's the manticore. We've all seen what angry Fluttershy is like (:flutterrage:), and I don't think any of us want that to happen again.

Nice choice Alpha.

Oh dear......how indeed? How will they manage to defeat the Changeling Queen when the two most powerful ponies in Equestria fell before her so easily?

...........meheheheheheheh......I know how......:moustache:

3150394 Dammit SciFi, ya flipping tease.

Hey Alpha, What's Gonna Be Dusk and Cadence's Reactions to Twilight Telling Them That Her Friends, Her Brother, and Princess Celestia Left Them at Rehearsal? I Bet Dusk is Gonna be Angry at them, Same thing will happen for cadence... :twilightoops:
This is gonna be brutal. :rainbowderp:

Excellent job as usual. This chapter provided tons of feels for sure. Glad to see that Twi is okay. :twilightsmile: Although I could pretty much tell she would be.

Brilliant motivational speech by Dusk.

That isn't Twilight...


Yeah, that's not Twilight.
More than a few subtle hints at that fact, too.

Hopefully the wedding bit will be resolved soon. It's starting to go on a bit.

3165131 yeah when I re-read it, I kind of caught that too. DANG IT! lol

3165131 What does that even mean? The point of this story is that it's an extension of Canterlot Wedding, as Book 3 was an extension of Return of Harmony.


Hmm, must've been up rather late when I made that post. And just reread the summary, suppose you're right, there... Didn't realize it was fully focused on only extending the events of the wedding. Gah. And I didn't put the title and the last story events together either, this one compared to it isn't holding my attention as strongly. The way you wrote the last one that tidbit wasn't all that obvious to me, this one makes it glaringly obvious. If I'm even making a lick of sense here.

3168682 My apologies and it's okay, I know what you mean. I thought myself it was looking a little obvious, but I didn't realise just how. Please note that this is just one element, one that I thought any writer would take with this story.
Wait, what tidbit do you mean?

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